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

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


CategoryArticles Author Neil Allen, Alexander Ruck Keene, Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Nicola Kohn Date

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  assessments, primarily in the context of health and welfare decisions.

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