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Mental Capacity Act 2005

Act of Parliament Country Resources Capacity related legislation England and Wales 31 December 2005 Legislation/regulation legal capacity, mental health care

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This includes the Mental Capacity Act 2005 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019.

It includes provisions on:

Persons who lack capacity and
The Court of Protection and the Public Guardian.

This is the main piece of legislation for mental capacity in England and Wales.


English, 630.5 kB pdf

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