Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Mental Capacity Act
2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect
people aged 16 and over who lack, or may lack, capacity to make
certain decisions for themselves because of illness, a learning
disability, or mental health problems.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
gives people in England and Wales a statutory right to refuse
treatment, through an 'advance decision'. An advance
decision allows a person to state what forms of treatment they
would or would not like should they become unable to decide for
themselves in the future.
For further information please
click on the following factsheets from the Alzheimer’s