Frequently Asked Questions
Read the frequently asked questions on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.
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
- 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
Decision Support Service Resources:
Sage Advocacy 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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