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Adults with incapacity: certificate to dispense with notification

Published: 1 May 2019

Form for medical practitioners to dispense with notification to an adult with incapacity in certain circumstances.

Published:
1 May 2019
Adults with incapacity: certificate to dispense with notification

By law, if an adult is unable to make decisions or take actions to safeguard their own welfare, property or financial affairs, then someone else can be appointed to do this for them. As part of this process, the adult must be notified of any action which relates to or which impacts on them.

However, there may be rare occasions when notifying an adult may pose a serious risk to them. In these circumstances, it is possible to dispense with notification - but only if two doctors agree that serious harm may result.

The attached form should be completed by two medical practitioners.