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Mental Capacity Matters

Mental Capacity Matters

Information on the Lasting Power of Attorney, Deputyship Applications to the Court and Dental Services for Persons with Special Needs, etc.

Lasting Power of Attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian encourages all Singapore Citizens to plan ahead with an LPA to protect your interests and attain peace of mind. Click here to find out more.

Professional Deputies and Donees scheme

Professionals registered with the Office of the Public Guardian can also offer doneeship and deputyship services for remuneration. Click here to find out more. 


A deputy is appointed by the Court to make specific decisions on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity and did not make an LPA.

Assisted Deputyship Application Programme (ADAP)

For Graduating Students from Special Education (SPED) Schools and some Day Activity Centres (DACs) and Sheltered Workshops (SWs)

Parents of children in the graduating cohorts of SPED schools or some DACs and SWs can tap on the Assisted Deputyship Application Programme to apply to be their child's deputy, to be able to continue making legal decisions for the child after he or she turns 21.

Panel Deputy Scheme

The Panel Deputy Scheme helps persons with no mental capacity, have no family support and need to reside in a nursing home on a long-term basis, to unlock their assets to pay for their care. Click here for more information.

Dental Services for Persons with Special Needs

There is a list of general dentists in Singapore trained to provide routine dental treatment for persons with special needs. Click here to find out more.

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