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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

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[F131Duration of withdrawal certificateS

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(1)Unless this Part provides otherwise, a withdrawal certificate issued under section 25 is valid for a period of 3 years commencing with the date of issue of the certificate.

(2)The Public Guardian may reduce or extend the period of validity of a withdrawal certificate; and an extension may be without limit of time.

(3)Subsections (1) and (2) are without prejudice to the right of the withdrawer to make subsequent applications under section 25 after the withdrawal certificate ceases to be valid or, as the case may be, a suspension or termination of the withdrawer's authority.

(4)The validity of a withdrawal certificate ceases—

(a)on the appointment of a guardian with powers relating to the funds or account in question;

(b)on the granting of an intervention order relating to the funds or account in question; or

(c)on a continuing attorney's acquiring authority to act in relation to the funds or account in question,

but no liability is incurred by any person who acts in good faith under this Part in ignorance of the withdrawal certificate ceasing to be valid under this subsection.]

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