How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to health and social care staff.
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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) applies to everyone in England and Wales involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are:
- aged 16 and over
- unable to make all or some decisions for themselves
The guidance is an overview of the MCA. The Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice has more detail and examples.