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The Mental Capacity Act 2005: A Guide for Practice 2nd ed

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Edited by: Robert Brown, Paul Barber, Debbie Martin

ISBN13: 9781844452941
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781844451296
Published: June 2009
Publisher: Learning Matters
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £27.99

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In 2007 The Mental Capacity Act came into effect providing a new statutory framework for decision making. This book is a practical guide to working within the requirements of the Act, identifying situations where staff will need to be familiar with the Act and Code of Practice and providing checklists and exercises to help people to ensure compliance with the new requirements. This edition also includes the complete text of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and will be of immense value to Best Interest Assessors.

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Mental Health Law
Background to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 The Key Features of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 The Code of Practice (Sections 42-43) Principles (Section 1) What Is Lack of Capacity? (Sections 2 and 3) Best Interests (Section 4) Protection for Those Making Decisions (Sections 5 to 8) Lasting Powers of Attorney (Sections 9 to 14 and 22-23) Deputies and Declarations (Sections 15 to 21) Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (Sections 24 to 26) Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) (Sections 35 to 41) The Court of Protection and the Public Guardian (sections 45 to 61) Other Issues Research Links with Other Areas of Law Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards The Interface between the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act The Distinction between Restriction of Movement and Deprivation of Liberty Appendices References Index