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Adobe PDF format Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 as initiated and Explanatory Memorandum (in PDF format)

Bill entitled an Act to provide for the reform of the law relating to persons who require or may require assistance in exercising their decision-making capacity, whether immediately or in the future; to provide for the appointment by such persons of other persons to assist them in decision-making or (subject to the approval of the Circuit Court) to make decisions jointly with such persons; to provide for the making of applications to the Circuit Court or High Court in respect of such persons, including seeking the approval by the Circuit Court of co-decision-making agreements or the appointment by the Circuit Court of decision-making representatives for such persons; to enable, in specified circumstances, informal decision-making to be done in respect of such persons by other persons who are not decision-making assistants, co-decision-makers, decision-making representatives or attorneys for such persons; to provide for the appointment and functions of the Public Guardian in respect of persons who require or may shortly require assistance in exercising their decision-making capacity; to provide for the amendment of the law relating to enduring powers of attorney; to provide for the ratification by the State of the Convention on the International Protection of Adults; and to provide for related matters


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