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Mental Capacity Act 2005

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 governs decision-making on behalf of adults where they lose mental capacity at some point in their lives or where the incapacitating condition has been present since birth. The Act received Royal Assent on 7 April 2005 and was implemented in full from 1st October 2007.

Please see the following publications for further information on the Mental Capacity Act.

If you have further questions about the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act in Dudley, please email anne.harris@dudley.gov.uk, Head of Service for Safeguarding Adults.

:: more on the metal capacity act 2005

:: more on deprivation of liberty safeguards