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Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill Publications

Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill - Memoranda

Here you can browse the Memoranda which were ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 18 September 2003.


1.  Summary of MDA Response to Draft Mental Incapacity Bill

2.  Summary of MDA Key Recommendations

3.  MDA Response to Specific Committee Questions

4.  MDA Commentary on Draft Mental Incapacity Bill

  4.1 Approach to Capacity

  4.2 Definition of Capacity

  4.3 Incapacity to Make Decisions

  4.4 Best Interests  

  4.5 General Authority

4.6 Lasting Powers of Attorney

4.7 Powers of the Court and Court-appointed Deputies

4.8 Advance Decisions

4.9 Court of Protection

4.10 Public Guardian

5.  Omissions from the Bill

a.  Advance Statements

b.  Advocacy

c.  Appointeeship

d.  Assessment

e.  Public Law Protection for Those At Risk

6.  Appendices

6.1 - Members of the Making Decisions Alliance

6.2 - Background information on Advocacy

6.3 - MDA commentary on mental capacity legislation in other countries

6.3.1 Scotland

6.3.2 Australia

6.3.3 Canada

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