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There are three groups of professionals who can act as LPA certificate issuers – accredited medical practitioners, lawyers, and psychiatrists.
Based on the LPA applications OPG received from 2010, here is the List of 10 Most Visited Certificate Issuers.
The fees charged depends on the complexity of the case. OPG does not prescribe the fees charged. Members of the public are advised to check with the individual certificate issuer on his professional charges.
As at August 2020 the majority of the top 10 most visited accredited medical practitioners charged $60 or less especially for senior citizens.
There is no requirement for the donee to be present when the certificate issuer witnesses and certifies on the LPA. However, some certificate issuers may prefer that the donees are present. Hence, it would be best to check with the certificate issuer beforehand.
The LPA and Will are two separate legal documents.
An LPA allows a person (‘donor’) to appoint one or more donees to make decisions and act on his behalf if he should lose mental capacity one day. The LPA will be cancelled upon the death of the donor.
A Will is to provide for the administration and distribution of what he owns (‘his estate’) among his beneficiaries after his death.
Click here for more Frequently Asked Questions on the LPA and Deputyship