Care providers and their staff should be familiar with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) as it applies to their service users, particularly in relation to mental capacity assessments, best interests’ decision-making processes, and deprivation of liberty and human rights issues. CQC Standards Compliance, Wales Compliance Issues
The MCA was developed to co-ordinate and to simplify the law about care and treatment of people who lack capacity to take decisions. It is designed to protect the rights of individuals and to empower vulnerable people. Principles and Purpose of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
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