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Decision-maker (under the Mental Capacity Act 2005)

Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) many different people may be required to make decisions or act on behalf of someone who lacks capacity to make decisions for themselves. The person making the decision is referred to throughout the Code as the "decision-maker", and it is the decision-maker's responsibility to work out what would be in the best interests of the person who lacks capacity.


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