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Powers of attorney law changing
The Office of the Public Guardian has drawn attention to amendments to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 which come into force on 5 October 2007.
The 2007 Act mostly makes ancillary changes to parts of the 2000 Act. However they will impact on powers of attorney and pre-2000 Act guardians who have not renewed their appointment under the terms of the 2000 Act.
A summary of the provisions coming into force can be found on the websites of the Office of the Public Guardian and The Scottish Government .
The commencement order is SSI 2007/334.