All publications related to mental health/capacity are kept here.
Clarifications on Lasting Power of Attorneys
Feb 28, 2017
Minister answers questions by Nominated Member of Parliament Assoc Prof Mahdev Mohan regarding clarifications on Lasting Power of Attorneys.
Responding to cases of attempted suicides
Feb 6, 2017
Minister answers question by Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Mr Kok Heng Leun regarding responding to cases of attempted suicide.
Number and profile of persons who attempted suicide
Jan 10, 2017
Minister answers question by Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong regarding the number and profile of persons who attempted suicide.
Assistive technology for persons with special needs
Nov 8, 2016
Parliamentary Secretary answers question by Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng, MP for Jalan Besar GRC, regarding assistive technology for persons with special needs.
Lasting Power of Attorney and deputies for those without mental capacity
Nov 8, 2016
Minister answers question by Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng, MP for Jalan Besar GRC, on how the Ministry can help families in need to apply for the appointment of Deputies for family members who have lost their mental capacity due to accidents, dementia or other disabilities.
Certificate issuers for Lasting Power of Attorney
Sep 13, 2016
Minister answers question by Ms Joan Pereira, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, on publicising the list of registered medical practitioners who are certificate issuers of a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Whole-of-government approach to deal with suicides in the young
Sep 13, 2016
Minister answers questions by Dr Lim Wee Kiak, MP for Sembawang GRC, and Ms Saktiandi Supaat, MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, about the Government's approach to dealing with youth suicides.
Strong Support for New Vulnerable Adults Bill in Complementing Role of Family and Community
Sep 9, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) received 43 responses during the public consultation on the proposed new Vulnerable Adults Bill held from 27 July to 23 August 2016. The four-week public consultation saw feedback from the Family Service Centres, Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Medical Council, Families for Life Council and AWARE.
Application Fees for Lasting Power of Attorney Waived for Two More Years
Aug 15, 2016
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has extended the fee waiver for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1 applications for another two years until 31 August 2018, to encourage more Singaporeans to plan ahead with an LPA to protect their interests.
Opening Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the Second Reading of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Parliament, 14 Mar
Mar 14, 2016
Second Reading of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Parliament