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COVID-19 ADVISORY

In view of the COVID-19 situation, the Office of the Public Guardian at 20 Lengkok Bahru #04-02 Singapore 159053 is closed to the public until further notice.


You may submit your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) via mail. We encourage all donors, donees and replacement donees to comply with the advisories issued by the Ministry of Health, and practise safe distancing measures with Certificate Issuers and respective witnesses when making the LPA.


For submission of deputy reports, please send your completed reports, along with the supporting documents, via one of the following options:
i.   By email enquiry@publicguardian.gov.sg; or
ii.  By filing an online deputy report at our E-services. Please note E-services require a valid Singpass for access.


If you need further assistance, please call 1800-226-6222 or email us at enquiry@publicguardian.gov.sg.



The Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) works towards protecting the dignity and interests of individuals who lack mental capacity and are vulnerable as well as encouraging proactive planning for an eventuality of losing one’s mental capacity.

The OPG is a Division of the Ministry of Social and Family Development (“MSF”). The Office supports the Public Guardian in carrying out his functions.



The Public Guardian

The Public Guardian carries out various functions towards enabling and protecting persons who lack capacity. These functions include:

  • To set up and maintain a register of Lasting Power of Attorney ("LPA") and to set up and maintain a register of court orders that appoint deputies,
  • To supervise deputies,
  • To receive reports from donees and deputies,
  • To investigate any alleged violation of any provision in the Mental Capacity Act, including complaints about the way in which donees and deputies are exercising their powers.


 


Last Updated: 4 Jun 2020

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