Update: Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act and Care Representative Applications - April 2023
The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act, 2015 will commence on the 26th April 2023. The Courts Service continues to work with the Decision Support Service (DSS) and other agencies & committees in preparation for the commencement date.
Section 21 of the Nursing Support Scheme Act, 2009 (Appointment of Care Representatives in case of a person not having full capacity) will be amended when the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act, 2015 (ADMC) is commenced.
Please note: The 25th of April 2023 is the last date for receipt of Care Representative applications in all Court Offices.
From 26th of April 2023, all such applications must be made pursuant to Part 5 of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act, 2015.