The Public Trustee Office is an independent provincial office that has the authority to manage the financial and health care needs for certain people when no one else is willing, suitable, or able to act.

The Public Trustee Act authorizes the Public Trustee to act as representative (adults) or guardian (children), custodian or trustee of a person who is unable to care for their own affairs.  It also authorizes the Public Trustee to act as executor or administrator of the estate of a person who has died.

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You will find more information on the Nova Scotia Public Trustee website at gov.ns.ca/just/pto/.

Reviewed December 2018