Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Certification

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Certification

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legally binding paper that grants an individual aged 21 or above (the donor) the ability to designate one or more individuals (the donee(s)) to make decisions on their behalf in the event that they become mentally incapacitated. This document must be signed by a Certificate Issuer, who is typically a recognized Medical Practitioner, lawyer, or psychiatrist, responsible for ensuring that the donor fully comprehends the implications of creating an LPA.
Benefits of having an LPA include empowering a trusted person or persons of your choice to make decisions concerning your personal welfare and/or financial matters if you lose mental capacity. By having an LPA in place, you can find reassurance for yourself and your loved ones, knowing that there are provisions for handling your affairs if you are no longer able to do so vourself.

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What are the benefits of LPA?
  • Enables you to select reliable individual(s) to manage your personal welfare and/or property and financial affairs if you become mentally incapacitated.
  • Offers reassurance and comfort to you and your family in the event of your mental incapacity.
What are the criteria to making an LPA?
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess mental competence.
  • Necessary to submit the finalized LPA Form 1 and other pertinent papers to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for registration.

For additional information, please consult the website of the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

    What are the documents required?

    To make an LPA:

    1. Select your Donee(s) and determine the scope of decision-making authority to give them.
    2. Prepare your LPA using the online platform.
    3. Meet with a Certificate Issuer (IS) for the validation of your LPA and sign it using the Singpass digital signature.
    4. Both the Donor and Donee will receive notifications through SMS/email regarding the status of the LPA, indicating when the digital LPA is accepted and available.
    Does Bethesda Medical have Certificate Issuers?

    Yes, Bethesda Medical do have Certificate Issuers for LPA.
    It is available at our Suntec, Grantral (Macpherson), Margaret and TPY Clinics.

    Where can I find out more information about LPA?

    Kindly visit this link for more information: Office of the Public Guardian’s website.

    Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

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