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Mental Capacity Act

Overview

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, covering England and Wales, provides a statutory framework for people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, or who have capacity and want to make preparations for a time when they may lack capacity in the future. It sets out who can take decisions, in which situations, and how they should go about this.  The Act received Royal Assent on 7 April 2005 and came into force in 2007.

The websites below provide detailed information and explanation of this legislation.

 

Contact Details

Phone:
0300 456 0300 Office of the Public Guardian

Email:

Website:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2005/9/part/1

Address:
Office of the Public Guardian, PO Box 16185, Birmingham B2 2WH

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Last updated:
24th July 2018