Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 explanatory notes. by Scotland. Parliament.

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Published by The Stationery Office in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Capacity and disability -- Scotland.

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Pagination55p. ;
Number of Pages55
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Open LibraryOL22064183M
ISBN 10010591004X

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Greens practice library"--Spine. Description: xliii, pages: forms ; 25 cm: Contents: * Disabilities, capacity and assessment* Professional and practical issues* The Incapacity Act - Introduction and background* The Incapacity Act - General principles and definition of incapacity* Key roles and functions . This is the key reference book on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act for lawyers and other professionals working closely with the Act. It provides detailed discussion of issues relating to the formal assessment of capacity. 13 Patrick, Hilary, Mental Health, Incapacity and the Law in Scotland. Tottel Publishing, ISBN There are many situations that can impact on an adult’s ability to make decisions in relation to their finances, health and welfare. This could be due to old age, ill health or other unforeseen circumstances. If the adult has not previously signed a Power of Attorney authorising someone to act on their behalf, you may need to make an application to have someone appointed as . The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act ( asp 4) is an Act of the Scottish Parliament. It was passed on 29 March , receiving royal assent on 9 May. [3] It concerns the welfare of adults (the age of legal capacity in Scotland being 16) who are unable to make decisions for themselves because they have a mental disorder or are not Introduced by: Jim Wallace.

To apply the Adults with Incapacity Act into the care you provide to those with a mental health condition or those living with Dementia. Learning Outcomes. Be aware of the key facts and statistics surrounding mental capacity; Know what the Adults with Incapacity Act is, why it’s important and who it affects. The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act creates provisions for protecting the welfare of adults who are unable to make decisions for themselves because of a mental disorder or an inability to communicate.. It allows other people to make decisions on behalf of these adults about things like: arranging services; managing finances; property and medical treatment. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xxix, pages: forms ; 23 cm. Contents: Contents:*Disabilities, capacity and assessment*Professional and practical issues*The Incapacity Act # Introduction and background The Incapacity Act # General principles and definition of incapacity*Key roles and functions . The Adults with Incapacity Act (Scotland) Act helps safeguard the welfare and finances of people who lack 'capacity'.. There is also a short guide available for this.

OVERVIEW View Conference Agenda. The way in which adults with incapacity are safeguarded in Scotland is set out in The Adults with Incapacity Act (Scotland) This addresses how their welfare is protected and how their finances and possessions are managed when they cannot make decisions themselves. All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter examines cases when a patient is unable to give consent to medical treatment, and considers: the consent requirement under criminal law and civil law; the form that consent should take; and . The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act (“the Act”) introduces modern arrangements for making decisions on behalf of adults (aged 16 or over) who lack capacity to take some or all decisions for themselves, because of mental disorder or inability to communicate. In the Act, a person like this is referred to as an “adult”.File Size: 1MB. The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act was introduced to protect individuals with incapacity and to provide support for their families and carers in managing and safeguarding the individual’s welfare and finances. The Act was one of the earliest pieces of legislation passed by the Scottish Size: 47KB.