Can we really trust the Mental Capacity Act? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 12th, 2013 in consent, disabled persons, mental health, news by sally

“The introduction of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) was celebrated for establishing a groundbreaking legal framework which empowers and protects those who lack capacity. Yet only six years after its implementation, the criticisms of MCA 2005 have grown to such an extent that the House of Lords has established a post-legislative scrutiny committee. So what has led to this apparent volte face?”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th June 2013