Mental Capacity Act

This policy has been produced as a joint document between Devon County Council (DCC) and Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust (TSDHCT). The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 provides a statutory and quality framework to empower and protect some of the most vulnerable people in society. It makes it clear who can take decisions, in which situations and how they should go about this in respect of people who lack capacity to make particular decisions for themselves