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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 87 – Functions of independent mental capacity advocates: provision of support, etc

This section provides a power to make regulations about the functions of independent mental capacity advocates, setting out a number of things the regulations may cover. This includes the steps the advocate should take in order to: determine P’s best interests; provide support to P; ascertain P’s past and present wishes and feelings and beliefs and values; and inform others of relevant information. The regulations could also provide for circumstances in which the advocate may challenge or assist a challenge of a relevant decision made on behalf of P.

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