Mental Capacity Guidance Note: Best Interests

Mental Capacity Guidance Note: Best Interests


CategoryNewsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole KC, Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon), Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Nicola Kohn, Arianna Kelly, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David, Nyasha Weinberg Date

This guidance note provides 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, available here.


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