Reflections on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

Bringing Human Rights into 21st Century Irish Law and Public Sector Practice

Reflections on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and Considerations for Health and Social Care Practice

Thursday 28th November 2019

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was passed by the Oireachtas and signed into law in 2015. The Act has relevance for all health and social care settings. This seminar aimed to consider why commencement of this Act is critical to realising the human rights of citizens of the state and why full commencement of the Act must remain a priority at Government level.  It brought together a panel of experts with legal, clinical, ethical, policy and service user expertise who will reflect on the challenges and opportunities arising from the Act.

This conference is hosted by the HSE Assisted Decision-Making and Consent Office with UCC School of Law and the Decision Support Service.

Programme for the day

Presentations from the evening

Professor Brendan Kelly, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tallaght University Hospital and Trinity College Dublin 

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