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Who Decides? - A Critique Of The Consultation Paper Issued By The Government In December 1997

In this article David Chatterton reviews the recent Government consultation paper: Who Decides? Making Decisions on Behalf of Mentally Incapacitated Adults.
The author is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Central England

1 April 1998

Who Decides? - A Critique Of The Consultation Paper Issued By The Government In December

In this article David Chatterton reviews the recent Government consultation paper: Who Decides? Making Decisions on Behalf of Mentally Incapacitated Adults.
The author is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Central England

The Consultation Document of December 1997 (Com 3803 - Price £12.70 HMSO Bookshops) was issued in order to obtain the views of the Public in general, and in particular those most concerned with the topic.

The Lord Chancellor's Department had requested that those with valid views/opinions should submit their responses not later than March 31st 1998.

The paper states:

"The Government believes there is a clear need for reform of the law in order to improve and clarify the decision-making process for those who are unable to make decisions for themselves, or those who cannot communicate their deci...

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