Law to better protect
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Protective supervision with an advisor to the person of full age is in a category of its own compared with other legal protection measures. It is suitable for individuals with a mild intellectual deficit or who are temporarily incapacitated by illness: people who are still able to look after themselves and their affairs.
Adults under this type of protective supervision continue to exercise their rights and make decisions concerning themselves and their property. The advisor is simply there to help them with certain acts specified by the judgment, or if the judgment contains no specific instructions, by the Civil Code of Québec. Because advisors do not have decision-making powers, they do not have to render accounts. So this form of protective supervision does not require the setting up of a tutorship council.
A review takes place every three years, unless the court decides otherwise or unless the person’s condition improves or deteriorates so substantially that reassessment is required sooner.