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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 8 – Compliance with section 2

This section provides that where a person (other than the court) does an act or makes a decision on behalf of a person who is 16 or over and lacks capacity, he or she will be considered to have sufficiently complied with the best interests principle in section 2, provided he or she reasonably believes the act or decision was in P’s best interests and he or she complied with the checklist in section 7.

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