Mental Capacity Guidance Note Determining and Recording Best Interests – July 2020

Mental Capacity Guidance Note Determining and Recording Best Interests – July 2020


CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes, Stephanie David Date

The purpose of this document is to provide those who have
to consider best interests with an overview of the relevant
law and principles. Its focus is on: (a) how to apply the MCA
2005 principles when assessing best interests; and (b) how
to record your assessment, primarily in the context of health
and welfare decisions. It is a companion to our guide to
carrying out capacity assessments.

To read the guidance note, please click here.


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