Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the frequently asked questions on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.

E-Learning Programme  

The programme Supporting Decision-Making in Health and Social Care 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. 

This programme, designed for all staff in health and social care who work with adults, is 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 on our webinars on 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: Please see above our Explainer video to learn more about the Act. We designed this video so it can be used across all services. It includes the voices of staff and people who use our services.
  • Launch of the Explainer video: this short Explainer video on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was launched in September 2020

Other resources on the Act

HIQA Resources:

 Decision Support Service Resources:

Sage Advocacy Resources:

Useful Websites 

United Kingdom

Other resources

AHD resources

Decision Support Service- Advance Healthcare Directive

Citizens Information – Advance Healthcare Directives

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

 HSE Guidance document- Wardship applications - A Guide for Health Care workers

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