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Assisted Decision Making Act 2015

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:

Inclusion Ireland:

St. Michael’s House

DSS Information

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