Mental Capacity Act - who is affected by the act?

The Act affects any situation involving a person who lacks capacity. The Act applies to anyone over the age of 16 whose mental capacity is impaired, including people affected by dementia, physical illness or its treatment, learning disability, brain injury.

The Act puts the individual who lacks capacity at the centre of decision making and places a strong emphasis on supporting and enabling the individual to make his/her own decisions.

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