Glossary of Terms relating to Singapore Lasting Power of Attorney
A deputy is appointed by the court to make certain decisions on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity when the person has not made an LPA and has no donee to decide on his behalf in respect of those decisions. A deputy can be an individual, or a licensed trust company for property & aff airs […]
Provides safeguards to protect persons lacking capacity. The Act gives the Public Guardian supervisory and investigative powers and makes ill-treatment of persons who lack capacity by their caregivers and decision makers a criminal off ence. The Act also prohibits certain decisions from being made on behalf of the person who
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows a donor to voluntarily appoint one or more donees to make decisions and act on his behalf should he lose the capacity to make his own decisions.
Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has a wide range of responsibilities within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act. These include keeping a register of LPAs, supervising deputies and investigating allegations of ill-treatment.
A person, at least 21 years of age, appointed by the donor to make decisions and act on his/her behalf on personal welfare and/or property and affairs matters in the event he/she loses mental capacity. An undischarged bankrupt is not eligible to be a donee for property and affairs matters.