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Proposed Amendments to Mental Capacity Act to Enable Lasting Power of Attorney to be Made Electronically
May 10, 2021
MSF is proposing to amend the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to enable the making of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) electronically.
Provision of Onsite Counselling Support During After-office Hours to Residents who are Emotionally Unstable
Apr 5, 2021
MSF's response to a parliamentary question by Ms Joan Pereira on whether the Ministry can provide onsite counselling support during after-office hours in housing estates to residents who are emotionally unstable.
Measures to keep families intact and maintain mental well-being of individuals
Oct 6, 2020
MSF response to question from Mr Seah Kian Peng on measures to keep families intact and maintain well-being of individuals during COVID-19.
Take-up rate of registering Lasting Powers of Attorney, Age of Applicants and Mode
Oct 5, 2020
MSF responds to a question from Ms Hany Soh on the take-up rate of registering Lasting Powers of Attorney, age profiles of applicants and whether the Office of the Public Guardian has plans to implement online registration.
Available Support for Young Persons with Acute Mental Health Episode in a Residential Home
Nov 5, 2019
Minister answers question by Mr Christopher de Souza on the support available where a young person who stays in a residential home experiences an acute mental health episode that is beyond the residential home's capabilities but is not so serious as to meet a hospital's admission criteria.
Public Consultation on RERF Report
Sep 19, 2019
Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Ministry of Law
(MinLaw) have received recommendations from the Committee to Review and Enhance
Reforms in the Family Justice System (RERF Committee).
Options for Residential Home Residents Needing Additional Acute Help
Sep 2, 2019
MSF's residential homes provide care and support to vulnerable individuals who have limited or no family support. These include low-income frail seniors, destitute persons, and adults with disabilities.
Changes to the Registration Process for a Lasting Power of Attorney
Jul 20, 2019
To make it more convenient for Singaporeans to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has made several changes to the process of registering an LPA.
Response to Motions on Caregiver Support and Ageing
Feb 13, 2019
MOS responds to Motions on Caregiver Support and Ageing
Average cost to pay a certificate issuer to make an LPA
Nov 19, 2018
Minister answers question by Mr Sitoh Yih Pin, MP for Potong Pasir SMC, regarding fee charged by LPA certificate issuers.