What is an LPA for personal welfare?

An LPA for personal welfare permits the attorney to act on the donor’s behalf when it comes to making decisions about his or her health and welfare. This could include giving consent for certain medical treatment and making decisions about where the donor should live, including whether care at home is sufficient. The attorney for this LPA can only act on the donor’s behalf when the donor has got to the point that he or she is lacking the capacity to make his or her own decisions. It takes effect once the LPA has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.

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