Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment
An advanced decision made under the Mental Health Act 2005 specifies what future medical and healthcare treatment you wish to refuse, if at that time you lack mental capacity.
Delivered by lecturer Steph Barber, this session will explore advance decisions and their impact in so far as the Mental Health Act 1983 is concerned. The following areas will be examined:
Intended to provide an introduction for those wishing to specialise in mental health law and tribunal work, this course will also provide an invaluable insight or reminder for those in practice.
In addition, the SRA standards for delivery of client services mean that “in taking instructions and during the course of the retainer, having proper regard to your client's mental capacity or other vulnerability…….”) which means that all solicitors and practitioners, irrespective of their specialist area of law, should be able to demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues and how they provide a service to, for example, someone who is detained under the Mental Health Act (Indicative Behaviour IB [1.6]) and an understanding of the basic concepts of the Mental Health Act.
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