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Glossary of Terms relating to Singapore Lasting Power of Attorney

Applicant

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The person applying to register an instrument as an LPA. The applicant has to be either the donor or donee(s) (all donees together if they must act jointly).

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Best Interests

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Decision makers have a duty to consider many factors that focus on what is best for the person lacking capacity before making a decision on his behalf. 

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Certificate Issuer

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A person who signs and certifies that the donor knows the implications of making an LPA and is not doing it under duress, fraud or undue pressure.

This person can be any practicing lawyer, psychiatrist or Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) accredited medical practitioner. The certificate issuer also needs to sign on the LPA form as a witness for […]

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Clinical Trial

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A rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects.

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Code of Practice

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The Code supports the Mental Capacity Act (the Act) and provides further explanation on how the Act should be applied in practice.

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Deputy

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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 […]

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Donee

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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.

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Donor

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A person, at least 21 years of age, who makes an LPA, appointing donee(s) to take care of his/her personal welfare and/or property and affairs matters in the event he/she loses mental capacity.

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Gift

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Voluntary transfer of an asset without any payment in return.

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Jointly

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The donees must act together and not individually. When any one donee is no longer able to act, the joint appointment will be terminated.

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