9 January 2023

President signs Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 (Ireland)

Written by Ciara Hanratty

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 was signed into law by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, on 17 December 2022. This will allow the Decision Support Service to become fully operational and to support decision-making by and for adults with capacity difficulties and to regulate individuals who are providing support to such adults.

The Amendment Act also gives further effect to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as adopted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2006. The Convention was signed by the Irish Government in 2007 and ratified in March 2018.

If you would like any further information or advice, please contact Ciara Hanratty from the Healthcare team.

*This information is for guidance purposes only and does not constitute, nor should be regarded, as a substitute for taking legal advice that is tailored to your circumstances.

About the author

Ciara Hanratty

Senior Associate

Ciara Hanratty is a Senior Associate in the Healthcare team of Carson McDowell’s Dublin office. Ciara works in a general practice in Dublin, predominantly practising in the area of personal injuries law as well as acting on behalf of members of an association before their statutory body.

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