5. Finding the registered medical practitioner and the solicitor
The donor may complete the prescribed form on his/her own and then get a registered medical practitioner and a solicitor to witness the donor’s signing of the EPA document. Generally speaking, it should not be difficult to find a registered medical practitioner and a solicitor to witness a donor’s execution of the EPA.
However, the donor should note that if he/she finds a solicitor merely to witness the execution of the EPA, this solicitor does not have the duty to give the donor legal advice regarding the EPA. Given that the legal consequences of an EPA can be very significant, it is suggested that a donor should engage a solicitor from the moment the donor first ponders the idea of making an EPA, so that the solicitor can give proper legal guidance and advice throughout the entire process.