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Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed by the President on 30 December 2015. The Act reforms Ireland’s capacity legislation which has been in place since the 19th century. It establishes a modern statutory framework to support decision-making by adults who have difficulty in making decisions without help. The Act repeals the Marriage of Lunatics Act 1811 and the Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871. 

Act Name

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Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015PDF File

Provisions commenced to date

Section      

Commencement Date       

Commencement Information

S. 1, S. 2, S.5S. 6, S. 94, S. 95, S. 97, S. 98 & S. 103

17 October 2016

Commenced by Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016. (S.I. No. 515 of 2016)
S. 82, 91(1), S. 91(2)

17 October 2016

Commenced by Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 517 of 2016

 

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