mental capacity act


so to make a decision on mental capacity you also have to know 7 other acts as well

How does the Act relate to other legislation?


1.12 The Mental Capacity Act 2005 will apply in conjunction with other legislation affecting people who may lack capacity in relation to specific matters. This means that healthcare and social care staff acting under the Act should also be aware of their obligations under other legislation, including (but not limited to) the:


  • Care Standards Act 2000
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990
  • Human Tissue Act 2004.




9 responses to “mental capacity act

  1. It’s nice to see that you finally understand, Mike. The decison-maker is the person delivering the care or treatment – including those delivering treatment in Accident & Emergency for example.

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