Implementing the Mental Capacity Act and the Code of Practice -- a Developing Scenario
Clinical Ethics 2008 June; 3(2): 63-68
This article sets out a scenario highlighting some of the issues to be faced by NHS hospitals when dealing with patients who may require treatment under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The article sets out matters to consider when dealing with patients in A&E, assessments of best interests, emergency treatment, lasting powers of attorney and transferring patients to nursing homes. All of these matters come under the remit of the Act.
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Mental Capacity Act 2005: Code of Practice. Issued by the Lord Chancellor on 23 April 2007 in Accordance With Sections 42 and 43 of the Act (2007 Final Edition) Unknown creator (Great Britain. Department for Constitutional Affairs, 2007-04-23)