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Consent, Capacity & the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act

Do you understand the legal aspects of Consent, Capacity and the Assisted Decision Making Act?

9:30am - 4:30pm
1 Day
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About this course

On 26 April 2023 the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act (2015) (the “2015 Act”) and the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 (Ireland) (the “2022 Amendment Act”) were commenced.

Gain a deep understanding of assisted decision making with this legal course. Learn about the rights and responsibilities involved, and develop the skills needed to support clients and their families with their informed decisions in accordance with the Assisted Decision Making Act.

Course Syllabus

This intensive one-day training programme will examine the law in relation to Consent and Capacity, reviewing the HSE National Consent Policy 2022 and ensuring delegates understand  the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and what it will mean to them in practice.

A central theme of the training includes an in-depth discussion of the legal and ethical dilemmas presented by the issue of capacity and its assessment.

You will have the opportunity to discuss specific cases with the expert trainer and get answers on how to deal with complex situations in your line of work.

Key Learning Points

  • Consent and the ingredients of a valid Consent
  • The National Consent Policy, 2022
  • The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015
  • Decision Support Options under the 2015 Act
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Healthcare Directives
  • Sample Scenarios worked through

Who should attend:

All Medical, Health and Social Care Professionals who work with Vulnerable Adults and have a particular interest in having an in-depth knowledge in:

  • how to properly obtain Consent,
  • the current legal position around Capacity and,
  • the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act.

Our training session is led by an expert solicitor and trainer and features examples and case studies to help you assess how the law applies in complex situations.

Meet the trainer – Susie Shine

Solicitor and Director of Training

Susie Shine is a solicitor, and Director of Training with La Touche Training. Susie has been working with La Touche Training since 2008 and has overall responsibility for design, development,...

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Gain the necessary knowledge to navigate this complex area of law.