What is Assisted Decision-Making?

What is the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015?

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 provides the statutory framework that will support all adults to make their own decisions in relation to all aspects of their lives.

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What is it and why is it important?

What is the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and why is it important? The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (ADMA) provides the statutory framework that will support all adults to make their own decisions in relation to all aspects of their lives. Throughout our life, our capacity to make decisions about health, finance, […] Read more >

Implications for Healthcare & End-of-Life Decisions

Relevance to healthcare and end-of-life decisions The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 applies to all health and social care settings and will have a significant impact on the delivery of good quality end-of-life care. The Act provides for the individual’s right to autonomy and self-determination to be respected when they may have an issue with […] Read more >

Status of Legislation

What is the current status with the legislation? Although the legislation was enacted on December 17, 2015, and is registered in the Statute Book (the Laws of Ireland), it has not yet been commenced. This means that the Lunacy Regulations (Ireland) Act (1871) is still applicable and in use in Ireland. However, it is recommended that […] Read more >

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