Court of Protection Deputyship Application
When making a Court of Protection Deputyship Application the first thing to establish is that the person does not have the capacity to make the decision within the definition of The Mental Capacity Act 2005. Furthermore the Court will need to be satisfied that it has jurisdiction to make a decision about a person. Therefore the Court will require a Medical Capacity Assessment Certificate to be completed before it will take any action. This is obtained in writing by the person’s GP or consultant or another relevant party who is permitted to complete such an assessment that the Court will recognise. The court has the best interest of the person in mind. Therefore the capacity assesment must be obtained as quickly as possible to confirm the next course of action.
There are application forms and supporting information required for the application to the Court. A Deputy will be appointed to manage the client’s financial affairs. Furthermore it will also make health and welfare decisions.
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