(1) Except where
section 55 applies, the Public Advocate shall, without any order or other
formality, be the guardian or administrator immediately upon his becoming
aware of the death of a sole guardian or administrator, and shall thereupon
have the same powers and functions in respect of the person or the estate of
the represented person as the original guardian or administrator, as the case
may be, had immediately before his death.
(2) The validity of
anything done in good faith by the Public Advocate purporting to act under
subsection (1) shall not be called in question on the ground that the occasion
for his taking office as guardian or administrator had not arisen.
(3) Nothing in
subsection (1) affects any liability, actual or contingent, to which the
original guardian or administrator was subject at the time of his death in
respect of his functions under this Act.
[Section 99 amended: No. 7 of 1996 s. 36.]