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Mental Capacity Act 2005: Short reference guide for psychologists and psychiatrists

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Mental Capacity Act 2005: Short reference guide for psychologists and psychiatrists

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Quick Overview

A summary of the main points of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) intended as a brief guide to implementation for clinicians.


 

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The Mental Capacity Act (2005)

The Principles set out at the beginning of the Act guide the process of assessment and of substitute decision-making

The Act defines capacity as follows

What type of assessments might be used?

Best interests

Final key points

Useful reference material