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These publications include consultation papers relating to the Mental Capacity Act from July 2005, information booklets and a leaflet.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 information leaflet

An information leaflet - 'Making decisions about your health, welfare and finances … Who decides when you can't?' - has been designed to help raise awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It gives some basic information about how the Act could affect you and is available in the following languages:

To request printed copies of this leaflet you can:

Tel: 023 808 780 38 or
Fax: 023 805 283 24

Information Booklets on the Mental Capacity Act

These booklets provide introductory information on the Mental Capacity Act.

If you would like hard copies of these booklets, please contact our publications orderline.

Tel: 023 8087 8036/38
Fax: 023 8052 8324

Consultation papers

Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian Fees: September 2006
This consultation paper seeks views and comments on the fees for the new Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian. The consultation closes on the 29 November 2006.

Draft Research Regulations for the Mental Capacity Act: June 2006
On 13 June 2006 the Department of Health launched a consultation on the content of the research regulations for the Mental Capacity Act. The consultation closes on 5th September 2006.

Court of Protection, Court Rules: July 2006
This consultation paper seeks views and comments on the provisions of the draft rules of court that will govern proceedings before the new Court of Protection. We also welcome general comments as to the framework that the draft rules provide and on the individual rules.

Code of Practice: March 2006
This consultation paper invites comments on style and content from all interested parties on the draft Code of Practice for the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It provides questions on each of the 15 chapters so that responses may be tailored to areas of interest, as well as an overall question that provides for more general comments.

Lasting power of attorney: January 2006
This consultation document invites views and comments on the draft Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) forms, prescribed information and accompanying guidance as outlined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (sections 9-14, 22-23 and Schedule 1). It also seeks views on the processes for certifying and registering LPAs.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) Service: July 2005
The mental capacity act sets up a new service, the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA), to help vulnerable people who lack capacity and are facing important decisions. These decisions could be about serious medical treatment and changes of residence. This consultation is about how the regulation making powers on the IMCA should be used and on the operation and implementation of the service.

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