Frequently Asked Questions
Read the FAQs on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.
The HSE National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy have two e-learning programmes available on HSeLanD.
The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Guidance for Healthcare Workers was launched on 7th March 2023. This suite of e-learning modules supports staff to understand their new responsibilities under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.
The programme Supporting Decision-Making in Health and Social Care was launched on the 7th April 2022. This suite of e-learning modules focused on the principles of supported decision-making and model key communication skills, strategies, and tools.
Both programmes, designed for all staff in health and social care who work with adults, are part of HSE preparation for commencement of Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. Modules are available on HSeLanD
Read more about the e-Learning programmes
You can watch back all our webinars about the Act here.
Download the book The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act: Personal and Professional Reflections – A Collection of Essays
On Wednesday 3rd November 2021, the HSE National Office of Human Rights and Equality Policy in conjunction with the Decision Support Service and the School of Law, University College Cork launched a book titled 'The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Personal and Professional Reflections'.
HSE ADM Implementation Plan
The HSE National ADM Implementation was published and distributed to services in August 2022.
HSE Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act Implementation Plan (PDF, size 1.5 MB, 42 pages)
Presentations & Videos
The Decision Support Service have developed a short video for families explaining the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015
- Short Presentation on the Act: We have recorded a short presentation on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.
- Explainer video designed to be used across all services. It includes the voices of staff and people who use our services.
- Launch of the Explainer video: this full Explainer video on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was launched in September 2020
Other resources on the Act
Poster for staff on the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 is now available in a high resolution PDF digital format
A2 Assisted Decision Making Poster with print guide marks
A2 Assisted Decision Making Poster without print guide marks
Decision Support Service Resources:
Sage Advocacy Resources:
Wards of Court Resources
Courts Service - Office of Wards of Court
Courts Service and Decision Support Service - Webinar for Wards of Court and Committees
Decision Support Service – Wards of Court
Inclusion Ireland – Easy Read Guide on Wards of Court
Citizens Information – Ward of Court
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