Date: Thursday, 9th March
Location: University Hospital Waterford
On 17th December, after four years of preparation and consultation, the Oireachtas finally passed the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill. In doing so they repealed the much criticised Lunacy Regulations Act dating from 1871, thus abolishing the system of Wards of Court and replacing it with a Decision Support Service.
This legislation will have implications for businesses, frontline service providers, public organisations, healthcare providers, legal professionals, voluntary and community organisations; in short anyone working with people whose capacity is called into question or may shortly be called into question, as the legislation will now involve more people having to engage with the challenge of determining the capacity of others to make decisions.
To explain the implications of the Legislation and to address questions arising from it, Sage will be holding a briefing in the Elva Auditorium, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford.
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