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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.
Public consultation on draft Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill 2015
Dec 17, 2015
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be holding a public consultation on the draft Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill from 7 December to 28 December 2015. The public consultation will be hosted on the Government e-consultation portal, REACH (www.reach.gov.sg/MCA2015)
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
Moves to encourage Singaporeans to make Lasting Power of Attorney
Jul 12, 2014
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced that it will waive its $50 application fee for registration of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for two years from 1 September 2014 for Singaporeans. At the same time, applications will be made easier with a simplified form and postal submission process.
OPG collaborates with POSB for LPA
Aug 21, 2013
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) launched an outreach programme to raise awareness of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) among POSB’s 4 million customers.
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