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Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

November 21 2014

This guidance published by the Office of the Public Guardian explains to people working with or caring for adults who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves the legal responsibilities that must be considered under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The inability to make a decision could be because of a learning disability, mental health problems, brain injury, dementia, alcohol or drug misuse, side effects of medical treatment or any other illness or disability.

People working with or caring for adults who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves are affected by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and need to know about it.

The Code of Practice explains how the Act will operate on a day-to-day basis and offers examples of best practice to carers and practitioners. In particular, the Code of Practice focuses on those who have a duty of care to someone who lacks the capacity to agree to the care that is being provided.

Download Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

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