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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2014 (NO. 26 OF 2014) - SECT 24

Nomination of nominated person

    (1)     Subject to this section, a person may nominate another person to be a nominated person for himself or herself.

    (2)     The nomination of a nominated person must—

        (a)     be in writing; and

        (b)     be signed and dated by the person making the nomination; and

        (c)     specify the name and contact details of the person nominated; and

        (d)     include a statement signed by the nominated person that he or she agrees to be the nominated person; and

        (e)     be witnessed by an authorised witness; and

        (f)     include a statement signed by the authorised witness stating that—

              (i)     in the opinion of the witness, the person making the nomination understands what a nomination is and the consequences of making a nomination; and

              (ii)     the witness observed the person sign the nomination; and

              (iii)     the witness is an authorised witness.

    (3)     The person nominated to be the nominated person must not be the person who witnesses the nomination.

    (4)     A nomination made under this section is effective from the time it is made until it is revoked.

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