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Within 2 weeks of OPG receiving the application, applicants will receive an acknowledgement letter. If the application is accepted for registration, donor and all donees will receive an acceptance letter within 3 weeks.
Thereafter, there is a 3 week mandatory waiting period before the LPA can be registered. If no objections are raised during this period, the LPA will be registered on the next working day. Within a week from registration, donors and donees will receive a Notice of Registration letter and can view the softcopy registered LPA on the e-services portal via Singpass login.
The following persons may be a CI:
(a) A legally qualified medical practitioner who is registered as specialists in psychiatry under the Medical Registration Act (Cap. 174);
(b) A legally qualified medical practitioner who is accredited* by the Public Guardian to issue LPA Certificates; and
(c) An advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court who has in force a practising certificate# under the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161).
*Medical practitioners will be required to successfully complete the LPA Certificate Issuer Online Training Module on Singapore Medical Association (SMA)’s website to be accredited by OPG
# This excludes lawyers registered under section 36E Legal Profession Act.
An acknowledgment letter will be sent to you after OPG receives your LPA. If required, OPG will request for payment for the LPA application fee as well. The application will only be processed after the payment has been received. Please note that there will be no refund for applications that are rejected. Payment can be made via e-payment through OPG's e-services portal. After the payment has been made, OPG will verify your documents and accept your complete application for registration if there are no valid objection raised within the 3 weeks mandatory waiting period. You will receive the acceptance letter and registration letter at each juncture to inform you of your LPA status.
Yes, you can, at any time when you have the mental capacity, revoke (terminate) your LPA.
What do I have to do?
1. Complete and sign a revocation form
2. Take reasonable steps to notify every donee of the revocation
3. Notify the Public Guardian of the revocation
4. You may also wish to give notice of the revocation to any person that you have previously informed about the LPA (e.g. your bank or other financial institution, CPF Board etc).
5. Upon notification via email, pay the revocation fee of $25 online via OPG’s e-services portal.What will the Public Guardian do?