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Public supports proposed changes to Mental Capacity Act
Jan 12, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) received 24 feedback inputs to the proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act, with the majority expressing support. Other than individuals, groups such as Association of Banks in Singapore, the Law Society of Singapore and Life Insurance Association Singapore shared their feedback during the public consultation period from 7 to 28 December 2015.
Suicide and attempted suicides in Singapore
Aug 17, 2015
Minister answer question by Mr Gerald Giam, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, on suicide and attempted suicides in Singapore
Cost for family members to be appointed deputies under Mental Capacity Act
Jul 14, 2015
Minister answer question by Ms Denise Phua, MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC on cost for family members to be appointed deputies under Mental Capacity Act
Appointment of deputies for persons deemed to have lost mental capacity
Jul 13, 2015
Minister answers question by Ms Tin Pei Ling, MP for MacPherson SMC on the appointment of deputies for individuals no longer capable of decisions
Safeguards in place for setting up of LPA
Oct 7, 2014
Minister answers question by Ms Sylvia Lim, MP for Aljunied GRC on what safeguards are in place to ensure that persons who execute the Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) act independently
LPA - Important Legal Instrument
May 25, 2013
The LPA is an important legal instrument with wide implications. It allows the applicant (‘donor’) to appoint another person(s) (‘donee’) to make decisions on his behalf should he lose mental capacity. For this reason, there are safeguards in place to protect the interest of applicants.
Committee of Supply 2013 Debates Opening Speech
Mar 14, 2013
Speech by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development
Occupational Therapy Day 2013 cum Launch of Bizlink Cafe@Institue of Mental Health
Jan 11, 2013
Speech by Mdm Halimah Yacob, former Minister of State for Social and Family Development, at the Occupational Therapy Day 2013 cum Launch of Bizlink Cafe @ Institue of Mental Health
Mental capacity/health media queries
Nov 9, 2012
Replies to queries from the media on mental capacity/health.
Launch of Professional Deputies and Donees Scheme