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2.—(1) The following provisions of the Act come into force on 1 October 2007—
(a)sections 5 to 29;
(b)sections 45 to 63;
(c)sections 65 to 69; and
(d)Schedules 1 to 7.
(2) The following provisions of the Act, which have already been commenced for limited purposes(1), come into force on 1 October 2007 for all purposes—
(a)section 1 (principles);
(b)section 2 (people who lack capacity);
(c)section 3 (inability to make decisions);
(d)section 4 (best interests);
(e)sections 42(4) and (5) (codes of practice); and
(f)section 64 (interpretation).
By the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Commencement No. 1) Order (2006/2814) (as amended by S.I. 2006/3473), the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Commencement No. 1) (England and Wales) Order (2007/563) and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Commencement) (Wales) Order (2007/856).
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