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