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99 .         Public Advocate to act on death of guardian or administrator

        (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.]

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