Mental Capacity Law Guidance Note: A brief guide to carrying out capacity assessments

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Posted: 13 September 2017
Website: http://www.39essex.com/
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Mental Capacity Law Guidance Note: A brief guide to carrying out capacity assessments. This purpose of this document is to provide health and social care practitioners with a brief overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment of capacity. Its focus is on (a) how to apply the MCA 2005 principles when assessing capacity; and (b) how to record your assessment, primarily in the context of health and welfare decisions.

More guidance can be found in relation to Mental Capacity and Best Interests, by visiting 39 Essex Chambers.

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