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What does Office of the Public Guardian mean?

The holder of this office in Scotland is the official who supervises powers and orders related to adults with incapacity under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 asp 4 and related regulations.

The general functions of the Public Guardian can be found in s 6, Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 asp 4. They include an investigatory function in relation to the exercise of powers of attorney. The Public Guardian is also the Accountant of Court.


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