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Mental Capacity Act & DOLS

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) provides a statutory framework for people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, or who have capacity and want to make preparations for a time when they may lack capacity in the future.  Where a person lacks capacity, for example to consent to or refuse treatment, the MCA lays out who can make decisions in the person’s best interests, and how such decisions must be made.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 60 Minutes

Difficulty: Awareness Course

Mental Capacity Act & DOLS