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Legislation protecting people in care Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 creates provisions for protecting the welfare of adults who are unable to make decisions for themselves because of a mental disorder or an inability to communicate.

It allows other people to make decisions on behalf of these adults about things like:

  • arranging services
  • managing finances
  • property and medical treatment

People who are most likely to use the provisions of the act include those with a learning disability, dementia, mental ill health, head injury or a physical disability that prevents them from communicating.

The information was last updated on: 27th August 2020


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