Section 6 : Who is the certificate provider?
Every LPA must have a certificate provider. The certificate provider is an impartial person who helps to protect the donor's interests. The certificate provider should discuss the LPA with the donor to make sure the donor understands their LPA and that no one is putting the donor under pressure to make the LPA. The certificate provider must also be 18 or over, have mental capacity and have known the donor personally for at least 2 years, or have relevant professional skills and expertise (for example, the donor's GP or solicitor). The certificate provider should be impartial and be the kind of person who speaks out if anything is wrong.
The certificate provider cannot be:
• an attorney or replacement attorney for this or any other LPA or enduring power of attorney that the donor has made
• a member of the donor's family or of an attorney's or replacement attorney's family - including husbands, wives, civil partners, in-laws and step-relations
• the boyfriend or girlfriend of the donor, an attorney or replacement attorney
• the business partner of the donor, an attorney or replacement attorney
• an employee of the donor, an attorney or replacement attorney
• anyone who runs or works for the care home where the donor lives
• anyone who has a family member that runs or works for the care home where the donor lives
• anyone who runs or works for a trust corporation appointed as an attorney in this LPA
• the donor