Mental Capacity Act/ DOLS Codes of Practice Update

Mental Capacity Act/ DOLS Codes of Practice Update

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole KC, Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon), Neil Allen Date

Professionals have to have regard to the Codes of Practice to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.   However, they can – and should – depart from them where they have been superseded by case-law which makes clear what the Act itself, the source of the law means. We have therefore prepared this entirely unofficial guide to those parts of the two Codes which are most obviously out of date.

Click HERE to read the guidance note.

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