The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act (2015) (PDF) is about supporting decision-making and maximising a person’s capacity to make decisions. This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services.
This new Act will assist in complying with human-rights obligations contained in the Constitution of Ireland, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
HSE Explainer video:
Decision Support Service Carers and Capacity briefing:
St. Michael’s House
Assisted Decision-Making Act
On commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making Act today April 26th, SJF MDT would like to share some ways we are ensuring service users involvement in decisions