This short module introduces the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 which was signed into law on 30th December 2015. The enactment of this Act has been long-awaited and was a long time in the making. The measures in this Act dramatically alter the landscape surrounding the law on capacity in Ireland and it brings about the long-awaited repeal of the Victorian-era Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871 and the Marriage of Lunatics Act 1811.
By the end of the module participants should have gained:
- A deeper understanding of the main legal provisions contained in the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.
- An understanding as to what these provisions will mean in practice once the 2015 Act is commenced.
- Background – what does this Act mean
- Legal Capacity v Decision-Making Capacity
- Assessment of Capacity Under the 2015 Act
- Supported Decision-Making Agreements
- Safety and Reporting Mechanisms
Duration & pricing:
- Net-Duration: 1 hour
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