Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

PART 1

Preliminary and General

1.

Short title and commencement

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), this Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister, after consultation with the Minister for Health, may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes and different provisions.

(3) Part 8 and the other provisions of this Act in so far as they relate to an advance healthcare directive or designated healthcare representative, or both, shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister for Health, after consultation with the Minister, may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes and different provisions.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (17.12.2018) by Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 527 of 2018).

2. The 17th day of December 2018 is appointed as the day on which section 91 of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (No. 64 of 2015), insofar as it is not already in operation, comes into operation.

E2

Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (17.10.2016) by Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 517 of 2018.

2. The 17th day of October 2016 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (No. 64 of 2015) shall come into operation:

(a) the definition of “Minister” in section 82;

(b) the definitions of “code of practice” and “working group” in section 91(1);

(c) section 91(2).

E3

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (17.10.2016) by Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 515 of 2016).

2. The 17th day of October 2016 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015(No. 64 of 2015) shall come into operation:

(a) Part 1, other than sections 3, 4 and 7;

(b) Part 9, other than section 96, section 102 and Chapter 3.