Adults with incapacity: guide to assessing capacity

Guidance for healthcare and social work professionals.


This guide has been produced by Jan Killeen, AWI National Practice Co-ordinator, Civil and International Justice Directorate, Scottish Government, with invaluable help from a wide number of people and organisations with expertise in this area. In particular we acknowledge the following key sources from which we receive kind permission to draw: the Capacity Assessment Office, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Guidelines for Conducting Assessments of Capacity; the Department of Constitutional Affairs, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice; and within Scotland the Speech and Language Therapists special interest group; the Clinical Psychologists special interest group; also the Scottish Huntington's Association.

Civil and International Justice Directorate
The Scottish Government

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