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Glossary of Terms relating to Singapore Lasting Power of Attorney

Jointly and Severally

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The donees can act together or individually. Both types of decisions are valid. A donee can act without consulting the other donee(s).

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Lasting Power of Attorney

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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.

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Mental Capacity Act

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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
lacks capacity.

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Office of the Public Guardian

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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.

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Replacement Donee

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A person, at least 21 years of age, appointed by the donor to replace a donee in the event that the donee’s appointment is terminated.

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Seal

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A red seal is required to be affixed to the LPA as it is signed as a Deed.

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Statutory Principles

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There are 5 statutory principles under the Mental Capacity Act that everyone must follow when dealing with persons who lack or may lack mental capacity.

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