Working with mental capacity advocates

January 2010
Community Care;1/21/2010, Issue 1802, p30
The article discusses the responsibilities of the independent mental capacity advocates (IMCAs) which were introduced in line with the Mental Capacity Act in October 2007 in Great Britain. It discusses the importance of IMCA which provide legal foundation for trained advocates working in behalf of adults who are incapable of making important decisions. It outlines the legal provisions surrounding IMCAs as well as their options to use formal complaints processes to the Court of Protection.


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