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Capacity Act 2015

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Capacity Act 2015

Course Overview:

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act (2015) (as amended) is about supporting decision-making and maximising a person’s capacity to make decisions. This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services.

This new Act assists in complying with human-rights obligations contained in the Constitution of Ireland, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • What is capacity?
  • New decision-making arrangements
  • Changes to current decision-making arrangements
  • The Decision Support Service
  • Criminal offences under the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015
  • Further information

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of capacity
  • Comprehend the new decision-making arrangements
  • Recognize changes to existing decision-making arrangements
  • Learn about the decision support service
  • Gain awareness of relevant human rights obligations
  • Identify and understand criminal offences under the act
  • Access further information and resources

Duration of the Course: 1 day

Certification: A certificate of completion will be provided to participants who attend the full course.

  • Duaration of the Course
  • Participants
  • Certification
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