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Assessment of Mental Capacity

Assessment of Mental Capacity (Paperback)

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This unique book by the British Medical Association and the Law Society provides doctors, lawyers, and other health and social care professionals with practical guidelines and clarification of the law relating to all areas where an assessment of mental capacity may be needed. Now completely revised to take account of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, the Code of Practice, and recent decisions by the courts, this practical book: outlines the principles and concepts underpinning the Act; explains the statutory definition of mental capacity; examines the tests of capacity governed by the Act and outside the scope of the Act which apply to various decisions and activities; discusses how the courts have interpreted issues relating to capacity; reviews the available guidance for the health and legal professions; and aids communication and common understanding between professions. It will provide an indispensable tool for the health and legal professions and an essential source of guidelines and information, including extracts from the Act and the Code of Practice.

LawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsSocial lawMedical & healthcare law Publisher: The Law Society Publication Date: 01/12/2009 ISBN-13: 9781853287787  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The British Medical Association is a membership organisation that looks after the professional and personal needs of doctors practising in all branches of medicine in the UK. The Law Society is a membership organisation that represents solicitors qualified in England and Wales practising both at home and internationally. Penny Letts is an independent policy consultant and trainer specialising in mental health, mental capacity and disability law.

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