In UK law, adult individuals are presumed to be sufficiently competent to make decisions about their own life, and to face the consequences that follow. However, in some circumstances it may appear that an individual lacks the capacity necessary to make certain choices, particularly those that are complex and/or give rise to potentially grave outcomes.
Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983
Authored by: Vivienne Ashley | Citation details | Download
Vivienne Ashley, 'Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983' Essex Autonomy Project Briefing Document The Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex 2011
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