Mental Capacity Bill

The draft Mental Capacity Bill will introduce a single, statutory framework governing all situations where a decision needs to be made in relation to the care, treatment (for a physical or mental illness) or personal welfare, of a person aged 16 or over, who lacks capacity to make the decision for themselves. We will post updates and events in relation to it on this page.

Analysis: the Mental Capacity Bill's balancing act

22 Sep 2014Ryan Miller Mental Capacity Bill

Proposed new mental capacity laws for the Assembly are being celebrated as progress for equality – but is a one-size-fits-all approach best for anyone? Scope explores the issues.