Mental Capacity Act 2005: Part 1 (ARCHIVED)

by Professor A. Holland


Published: February 2008


Please note: This module has now been archived. It is still available to view, but please be aware when completing the module that it was last updated in 2008. A CPD certificate is available for the module, but this will be subject to the approval of your peer group.  


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The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 came into force in two stages during 2007 and was fully in force from 1 October 2007.


All those associated in a professional or caring capacity with someone aged 16 or older who is ‘unable to make a decision for himself... because of an impairment of, or disturbance in the functioning of, the mind or brain’ (MCA Section 2(1)) must have ‘regard to the Act and to its Code of Practice’.


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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:


Mental Capacity Act 2005: Part 2 by Professor A. Holland


Competence, capacity and decision-making ability in mental disorder by Dr Justine McCulloch and Dr Mark Taylor


Dementia: capacity, empowerment and conflicts of interest by Prof Cornelius Katona and Dr Gill Livingston


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This CPD Online learning module is the first of two modules on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. See also Mental Capacty Act 2005: Part 2


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