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Is there a financial cost associated with being a representative?

Written by Joanne on January 12, 2015

  1. Is there a financial cost associated with being a representative? 

A representative is not responsible to pay the adult’s bills or debts out of their own funds.

Representatives are entitled to be paid back for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses they may encounter when carrying out their duties. For example, if they have to pay for photocopying or parking or they buy you clothes or toiletries.

The Representation Agreement Act says that representatives cannot be paid a fee for carrying out duties related to health care. Being paid a fee for other areas of authority (financial, legal, personal care) is only allowed if the Agreement includes wording to allow it and how much and the representative applies to the Supreme Court of BC and the judge allows it.

JOANNE TAYLOR
Executive Director, Nidus

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Nidus partnered with BC Courthouse Libraries to raise awareness about BC’s essential legal planning documents and the Nidus Registry. The kick off event was held on September 15th at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch with a panel of experts in the field. Questions that were submitted will be answered in a series of posts by Nidus and various panel members. To see photos from the event click Gallery; and click Registry Sing-a-long for the fun of it!


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