The Mental Capacity Act 2005


Welcome to the Study Academy interactive Mental Capacity Act 2005 course. This course is for anyone working or looking to work within the Health and Social care Sector.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law which received Royal Assent on the 7th April 2007 and came into force on 1st October 2007. The Mental Capacity Act affects the way in which we all work in care. The MCA works with other existing legislation e.g. The Mental Health Act 1983. The MCA can be used to treat people with mental health problems who lack capacity. The MCA cannot be used to detain people or deprive them of their liberty.