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When completing your LPA, the LPA Form will have to be witnessed and certified by an LPA certificate issuer. Any one of the following professionals in Singapore can be the certificate issuer for your LPA:
A) a medical practitioner accredited by the Public Guardian;
B) a practising lawyer*; or
C) a registered psychiatrist
Note: This refers to a Singapore solicitor qualified to practice Singapore law in a Singapore law practice.
You may click on the selection below to search for the certificate issuer of your choice:
(quick link to the Legal Services Regulatory E-services)
Note: Please search by clicking Advanced Search and selecting Singapore practicing certificate under the Registration Type in the directory)
(quick link to Singapore Medical Council website.)
Note: Please search by selecting specialty Psychiatry in the directory.
The LPA certificate issuer signs on the LPA Form as a witness for the Donor, to certify that the Donor has the mental capacity to make an LPA - he understands the purpose of the LPA and the scope of authority granted to Donees.
The LPA certificate issuer also ensures that there is no fraud or undue influence used to induce the Donor to make the LPA.
In order to prevent a conflict of interest, a person is disqualified from giving
an LPA Certificate if that person is -
a) A family member of the donor;
b) A donee* of that power;
c) A donee* of any other lasting power of attorney which has been executed
by the donor (whether or not it has been revoked);
d) A family member of a donee* within sub-paragraphs (b) and (c);
e) A director or an employee of a person other than an individual acting as a donee* within sub-paragraphs (b) and (c);
f) A business partner or an employee of -
i. The donor; or
ii. A donee* within sub-paragraphs (b) and (c);
g) An owner, a director, a manager or an employee of any care facility where the donor lives or is cared for when the instrument is executed; or
h) A family member of a person within sub-paragraph (g).
*"Donee" includes a "replacement donee".
Click here for the Top 10 Frequently Visited Certificate Issuers.pdf based on the LPA applications the OPG received. Updated: 1 Feb 2021.
The fees charged depends on the complexity of the case. The 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 Jan 2021, the majority of the top 10 most visited accredited medical practitioners charged $50 or less.
Interested applicants are advised to call their preferred not-for-profit organisations to make an appointment.
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Last Updated: 2 Jun 2020