Xie Yao Quan on Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

July 2021

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Xie Yao Quan on Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

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The Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) needs to be adopted much more widely in Singapore, said MP Xie Yao Quan in Parliament on Tuesday (Jul 6). He suggested opening up “a whole new frontier of LPA touchpoints” by getting healthcare providers to screen patients for LPA coverage, with ambassadors to advise them. The making of an electronic LPA could also be bundled with IMDA’s successful programme to train seniors in digital skills. Mr Xie also noted the importance of outreach to potential donees, including young adults.