The Adults with Incapacity Act in general hospitals and care homes: good practice guide

Author:
MENTAL WELFARE COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAND
Publisher:
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
12
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Updated practice guidance which sets out how decisions can be made for individuals in hospitals and care homes who are assessed not have capacity under The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The Act covers decisions made about welfare, medical treatment, property and finances. The legislation is often used to help people with mental health problems, learning disabilities or dementia. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
hospitals, care homes, mental capacity, decision making, assessment;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
Scotland
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