Mental Capacity Guidance Note: A Brief Guide to Carrying Out Best Interest Assessments – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in mental health, news by sally

‘The purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings a brief overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment of best interests. Its focus is on: (a) how to apply the MCA 2005 principles when assessing best interests; and (b) how to record your assessment, primarily in the context of health and welfare decisions. It is a companion to our brief guide to carrying out capacity assessments.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 17th November 2017