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Lost capacity

Catherinello

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Mar 26, 2020
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If someone has lost capacity what happens then?? Who can make decisions fir health and welfare??
 
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Louise7

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Mar 25, 2016
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Essentially if the person has lost mental capacity to make a specific decision then it should always be made in the person's 'best interest'. Depending on what the decision is it may be made following discussion between a number of individuals such as medical staff or social workers, including input from family/carers. This factsheet explains the process relating to both financial and health & welfare decisions: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/legal-financial/making-decisions-for-someone-lacking-mental-capacity
 

canary

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Feb 25, 2014
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I never had H&W POA for mum, but it didnt seem to cause any problems. Medical staff always talked to me and took my views into account, and I was always happy with what was suggested.

If there are disagreements about treatment, where they live etc, it might need the Court of Protection to make a judgement, but I never had to go along that route.
 

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