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Making decisions on behalf of mentally incapacitated adults

A consultation paper issued by the Lord Chancellor's Department

Presented to Parliament by the Lord High Chancellor by Command of Her Majesty

December 1997

 

How to Respond to the Green Paper

 

Contents

» Chapter 1: Introduction
» Chapter 2: Background
» Chapter 3: Three Key Principles: Capacity, Best Interests, and the General Authority to Act Reasonably
» Chapter 4: Advance Statements about Health Care
» Chapter 5: Independent Supervision of Medical and Research Procedures
» Chapter 6: Continuing Powers of Attorney
» Chapter 7: Decision-Making by the Court
» Chapter 8: Public Law Protection for People at Risk
» Chapter 9: Judicial Forum
» Annex A: Summary of questions
» Annex B: The Law Commission's recommendations
» Annex C: Glossary of terms used in the Report
» Annex D: Background information on the Public Trust Office and the Official Solicitor

 

 

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