From 1 August 2019, all new LPA applicants will receive a Softcopy LPA from the Office of the Public Guardian through the OPG’s e-services portal, using Singpass. The Softcopy LPA may be viewed or shared with third party organizations (e.g. banks, CPFB, HDB, hospitals, etc.) and their representatives.
No hardcopy registered LPA will be provided. If required by the donors or donees, a hardcopy Certified-True-Copy (CTC) can be requested at a fee of $25. The mandatory waiting period will also be reduced from 6 to 3 weeks. Transactions can be made with both Softcopy and Hardcopy LPAs.
Softcopy LPA FAQs (1 Aug 2019)
Softcopy LPA guide (1 Aug 2019)
The chart below presents a generic overview of key procedures to use a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). The LPA should only be used when the donor loses mental capacity and has been certified to be incapable of managing his own affairs. Should the donor regain his capacity again, the donee should step aside to allow the donor to manage his own affairs again. The LPA remains valid.
Click here for a sample of the doctor's medical report. All registered medical practitioners are able to issue medical reports for the purpose of LPA Activation/Deactivation; not limited to the list of accredited medical practitioners by the Office of the Public Guardian.However, it is best for the donor to be assessed by his/her regular doctor who is familiar with his/her medical history, if he/she has one. The doctor may refer the donor to a specialist if necessary.