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Lasting Power of Attorney (home-visit)


$240 Nett

Our Doctors will be able to do a lasting power of attorney via a home-visit. If you have more than one LPA certification, a nominal fee of $30 is charged per additional LPA certified.

Available on weekdays between 1pm - 5pm (by appointment)

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* In the event that the Doctor has assessed that the patient is not suitable for an LPA, the fee will not be refundable. To avoid situations like this, if the patient has a medical condition (e.g. dementia, stroke, mental illnesses) that affects the capacity of the patient to make an informed decision, you may choose to arrange a preliminary video consult $18 nett with Doctor.  Also, you must ensure that the donor is able to express a clear understanding of the LPA during assessment. 
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A quick guide to Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Ensuring our well-being isn't limited to our active and capable moments but extends to safeguarding our interests even in times of incapacity. This is where a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) comes into play. In Singapore, an LPA is a crucial legal document that empowers a trusted individual, such as a family member or close friend, to act on your behalf should you become incapable of making decisions. Here's what you need to know about LPAs in Singapore, how they work, and the steps to apply for one to ensure your future interests are protected.

What is an LPA?

The LPA is a legal document which allows a person who is at least 21 years of age ('Donor'), to voluntarily appoint one or more persons ('Donee(s)') to make decisions and act on his/her behalf if he/she loses mental capacity one day. A Donee can be appointed to act in the two broad areas of personal welfare and property & affairs matters.

Who should get an LPA?

Contrary to associating LPAs only with end-of-life scenarios, it's advisable for everyone to consider obtaining one when they are of sound mind and at least 21 years old. The eligibility criteria for creating an LPA in Singapore include:

  • - Being at least 21 years old.
  • - Having sound mental capacity to make your own decisions.

Who may not be suitable for LPA? 

A person who lacks mental capacity will not be a suitable candidate to do an LPA. A lack of mental capacity could happen due to:

  • - advanced dementia
  • - a mental illness
  • - a medical condition causing unconsciousness or coma

How to Apply for an LPA Online in Singapore

The process of applying for an LPA in Singapore involves three steps:

  • Step (1) Complete the LPA Form Online 
    • Depending on your preferences, there are two types of LPA forms:
    • - LPA Form 1: This default form grants your donee general powers with some basic restrictions to make decisions on your behalf.
    • - LPA Form 2: If you want to specify the exact scope of your donee's power, consult a lawyer to draft a formal document.
    •  Both forms can be filled out Online (Click Here) on MSF Office of the Public Guardian (OPGO) Website. Complete your chosen form and ask your appointed donees to accept their nomination.
  • Step (2) Certification by an LPA Certificate Issuer 
    • Your LPA must be witnessed and certified by an LPA Certificate Issuer. 
    • In Singapore, an LPA can be issued by accredited medical practitioners, practicing lawyers, or registered psychiatrists. 
    • The certification session typically takes about 25-30 minutes, and your appointed donees don't need to be present at the clinic.
  • Step (3) Registration by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) 
    • After your LPA is certified at an LPA clinic, you'll need to self-apply for official registration with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).
    • You will receive an SMS or email notification once your LPA is officially registered.
    • Office of the Public Guardian
      Email: [email protected]
      Hotline: 1800 226 6222
      Web: https://www.msf.gov.sg/opg

Conclusion

In conclusion, obtaining an LPA in Singapore is a prudent step, regardless of your stage in life. It provides peace of mind that your long-term interests will be safeguarded. For more detailed information about LPAs in Singapore, you can visit the MSF website.

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