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Mental capacity : a guide to the new law

Author: Nicola Greaney; Fenella Morris; Bev Taylor; Law Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Law Society, 2008.
Series: Legislation guides.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed
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The Mental Capacity Act gained Royal Assent in April 2005. The Act clarifies the common law principles and best practice on capacity, and replaces Part 7 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act 1985. This guide offers an analysis of both the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 2007.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Greaney; Fenella Morris; Bev Taylor; Law Society (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781853286797 1853286796
OCLC Number: 276223121
Notes: Previous ed. published as: Mental Capacity Act 2005 : a guide to the new law. 2005.
Description: xxix, 570 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The principles 3. Mental capacity and best interests 4. Lasting powers of attorney 5. Section 5 acts and limitations 6. Powers of the Court of Protection 7. Advance decisions to refuse treatment 8. Research 9. Independent Mental Capacity Advocate Service 10. Ill-treatment or neglect 11. The Court of Protection 12. The Public Guardian. Appendix: A. Mental Capacity Act 2005 (as amended) B. Commencement Order C. LPA Regulations D. Code of Practice E. Law Society's Practice Note.
Series Title: Legislation guides.
Responsibility: Nicola Greaney, Fenella Morris and Beverley Taylor.

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A guide to the law of mental capacity includes an explanation and analysis by practitioners to cover the changes to statute, case law, and guidance since the Mental Capacity Act 2005 gained Royal  Read more...

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'The style of the text is accessible and provides a good overview of the MCA 2005.' PS

 
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