The Public Guardian must informed of the occurrence of a terminating event, and the original Lasting Power of Authority and any office copies must be retuned to the Office of Public Guardian.
Whole LPA is Cancelled
If the LPA is cancelled because of the occurrence of an terminating event, the Public Guardian will cancel the registration of the LPA and inform the donor and/or the donee(s) of the cancellation.
For example, you have appointed Donee A in your LPA for personal welfare and property & affairs, and Donee A dies or loses his mental capacity, and you have not appointed any replacement donee, then your LPA is affected as Donee A can’t act for you if you lose your mental capacity.
Upon such occurence, you should notify and return the original LPA to OPG and the Public Guardian will cancel the registration of your LPA.
Partial Termination of LPA
If the power of any Donee is terminated in any way but the LPA is not cancelled, the Public Guardian will add a note on the original LPA (and any office copies). The LPA reference number will be cancelled and a new LPA reference number will be given.
For example, you have appointed Donee A in your LPA for personal welfare and property & affairs, and named Replacement Donee B to be the replacement donee. If Donee A dies, then your LPA is affected as Donee A can’t act for you.
In that event, you should notify Public Guardian of the event and return your LPA to the Office of Public Guardian. Public Guardian will add a note on your LPA that Donee A has died and that Replacement Donee B will replaced him. A new LPA reference number will be issued.
List of Revoked Lasting of Public Guardian
Upon revocation or termination of an LPA, OPG will publish a list of the revoked LPA numbers in their website.