The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act – 2015 – An update December 21

The issue of capacity arises in numerous areas of law such as Wardship, Powers of Attorney, the loss of capacity arising from accidents/medical negligence and the protection of vulnerable persons. The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015, parts of which are commencing imminently, introduces a number of new concepts relating to the issue of capacity, decision making and self-determination. This one- hour lecture evaluates the aims and objectives of the Act and sets out the new changes in relation to decision-making, Wardship and the Decision Support Services.

Topics covered:

  • Proposed changes
  • Best interests v Wills & Preferences
  • New test for capacity
  • Guiding principles
  • Decision support services
  • EPA
  • Advance Healthcare Directives
  • New regime for Wardship

Teaching methods:  

e-Lectures, PowerPoint.

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

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