Blackstones Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Paperback | February 21, 2008

byPeter Bartlett

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. They offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. The guides provide a cost-effectivesolution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 came into force in stages from April 2007 and will be implemented in full on 1 October 2007. The Act impacts on approximately 2 million people. It introduced new decision-making mechanisms which allow financial, welfare and healthcare decisions to be taken on behalf ofpersons lacking the mental capacity to make such decisions such as the making of advance refusals of treatment (a form of living will); and the creation of lasting powers of attorney, so allowing the appointee to make decisions on finance, health and welfare after the donor has become incompetent tomake the decisions themselves. The new edition of this popular Guide, has been thoroughly updated to take account of the impact of the Mental Health Act 2007, new Codes of Practice to the MCA 2005, and new Court of Protection Rules. It has expanded analysis of the issues which arose in the Bournewood decision. It provides a clearand comprehensive guide to the scope and implications of Mental Capacity legislation and advice on how to ensure best practice.This portable guide contains a copy of the Act, the Code of Practice, Regulations regarding Lasting Powers of Attorney and the Court Rules for the Court of Protection. This is an invaluable resource for all lawyers and professionals working in this complex area.

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. They offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. The guides provide a cost-effectivesolution to key information needs and are t...

Peter Bartlett is Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Professor of Mental Health Law at the University of Nottingham. He has written and contributed to a wide array of publications in the field including Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice 3/e (co-authored with Ralph Sandland, forthcoming from OUP); Mental Disability and the Europ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:February 21, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199239045

ISBN - 13:9780199239047

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Table of Contents

1. The Legislative History and the Role of the Common Law2. An Overview of the Statute3. Rough Edges?AppendicesMental Capacity Act 2005 as ammended by the Mental Health Act 2007Code of PracticeRegulations relating to Lasting Powers of AttorneyCourt Rules for the Court of Protection