Book Description

This third edition has been comprehensively revised by a team of experienced contributors to provide coverage of all the latest developments in UK legislation, procedure, and case law. The book includes an examination of the deprivation of liberty safeguards in the UK, the judicial Re X procedure, a new chapter on international matters, and consideration of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Mental Capacity: Law and Practice provides an authoritative commentary, highlighting areas of potential difficulty and offering practical guidance on the challenges that legislation poses. It includes the text of the UK's Mental Capacity Act 2005 (as amended) and the supplementary Codes of Practice. Contents include: background * the mental capacity jurisdiction * lasting powers of attorney * powers of the court * welfare and health care: advance decisions and research * deprivation of liberty safeguards * international matters * court practice and procedure * the public guardian and supporting services * the margins of the MCA: the inherent jurisdiction, the overlap with judicial review, and the court of protection and the ECHR. [Subject: Health Law]