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Decision-Making & Capacity

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

On 17th December 2015 the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act was passed into law. This is the culmination of many years of hard work particularly by the Chair of our National Advisory Committee, Patricia Rickard-Clarke, her contribution has been nothing short of remarkable. The ADM (Capacity) Act 2015 will strengthen the rights of all individuals but it will have particular relevance for people with intellectual disabilities, older people with diminished capacity or dementia, and people whose capacity has been affected by traumatic injury. Download the ADM (Capacity) Act 2015

Read Sage’s New Times a user guide to the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015.

Sage delivered briefing sessions on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 to over two thousand people around Ireland in 2016. See our Events page for upcoming workshops. You can learn more about this important legislation from our workshop presentation

You can view a video of the Sage presentation on the ADM (Capacity) Act 2015 delivered by Sage Legal Advisor Mary Condell, and a presentation on the proposed Deprivation of Liberty legislation by Patricia Rickard-Clarke. These were delivered as part of the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Person-Centred Masterclasses.

Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this material and whilst Sage will endeavour to provide further information in relation to the ADM (Capacity) Act 2015 as and when the Act is brought into force and various Codes prepared, Sage resource material is for information only and should not be taken as an exhaustive commentary on the legislation  nor should it be taken as a substitute for legal advice. Sage does not accept any liability arising from any errors or omissions.

If you have any questions about our material or the legislation contact info@sageadvocacy.ie and we will be happy to assist you where possible.

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