Poll shows confusion on capacity law

Most people mistakenly believe their partner has the legal right to
be consulted about decisions on their behalf if they lose mental
capacity, a new study has revealed.

Commissioned by the Making Decisions Alliance, a group of voluntary
agencies, the NOPstudy reveals that 92 per cent of respondents
believe their partner would be legally consulted if they were
unable to make decisions. The alliance is urging the government to
introduce a law to define mental capacity and to provide support to
people without capacity to help them with decisions. 

– More at www.makingdecisions.org.uk

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