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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 114Section 113 powers: care, treatment and personal welfare

This section provides that the powers created in section 113 extend in particular to decisions about where P is to live; deciding what contact P has with particular persons; giving or refusing consent to treatment; and giving a direction that someone takes over responsibility for P’s healthcare. The section also provides that these powers are subject to section 117 which makes provision for restrictions about matters that can be delegated to deputies.

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