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If you want to make an LPA now, you can as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, and observe National Lockdown rules.
Code of practice giving guidance for decisions made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Official samples of different versions of registered lasting powers of attorney and an explanation of what makes them valid.
This page provides guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. It will be updated when new information is available.
Find out how you can continue to act in the best interests of the client or donor, during the outbreak.
If you need to register an EPA now, you can do so as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, and National Lockdown rules.
Official sample of an enduring power of attorney and an explanation of what makes the document valid.
Find out about the ways people can make certain decisions for you or do certain things on your behalf
Advice for attorneys and court-appointed deputies about giving gifts on behalf of another person.
How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to health and social care staff.
Advice to help court-appointed deputies look after adults at risk.
Find out how to get help if you have concerns that someone is being abused or neglected under a lasting power of attorney, enduring power of attorney or deputy court order.
What to do first if you're acting for someone under a lasting power of attorney for health and care decisions.
How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects you if ever you lose mental capacity.
Find contact details of panel deputies available to support people who lack mental capacity.
How and when to notify the Office of the Public Guardian that a donor, attorney, client or court-appointed deputy has died.
Legal guidance for professional deputies and attorneys on the rules about giving gifts on behalf of the person they act for.
People who lack mental capacity can be helped to express their views by an independent mental capacity advocate service.
How you can request to search the Public Guardian registers and request additional information.
Find out about making investments for someone who does not have mental capacity.
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