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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


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» 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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