Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice now available

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Code of Practice for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has just been published by TSO, the document and publishing services provider, on behalf of the Department of Constitutional Affairs. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 creates statutory provisions to empower and protect vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions. Issued on 23 April 2007, the Code of Practice provides guidance on how the provisions of the Act will work on a daily basis for those caring for, or working with, people lacking mental capacity. While certain groups of people are legally required to have regard to the Code when acting or making decisions on behalf of people lacking capacity, those who are not legally required to have regard to the Code are encouraged to use it as a good practice guide. The Code incorporates good practice and case studies, and demonstrates how the principles of the Act can be applied flexibly in particular circumstances. # Priced at £15.00 and available now, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code

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