Mental Capacity and Guardianship

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The Scheme of the Bill has been published on the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform website at www.justice.ie . The main purpose of the legislation is to reform the existing Wards of Court system in so far as it applies to adults and replace it with a modern statutory framework governing decision making on behalf of persons who lack capacity. The Scheme also amends the Powers of Attorney Act 1996 to bring the provisions on EPAs into line with the Scheme in general.