Finding further information about the ADMA Act 2015
30 May, 2022
There is a significant amount of interest among people for information about various aspects of the Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act, 2015.
As our stakeholder engagement programme intensifies and organisations implement their own plans for getting ready for the new legislation, the desire for more targeted and specialised information is increasing.
We are receiving an increasing number of detailed queries and complex medical case studies from people and organisations as they contemplate various scenarios when the Act commences in full.
Information about the Act and the DSS
The DSS is the authority on the 2015 Act. We have recorded several information sessions for anyone who wants to know about the legislation in more detail.
For an overall introduction of the Act click here
For a detailed presentation on the Act click here
For a presentation for financial professionals on the Act click here
For answers to the most frequently asked questions click here
If you want an explanation leaflet and posters for your organisation, email email@example.com
If you want to read the stories of different people and how the Act will affect them, click here
If you want to read the Act in full, click here
General guidance for healthcare professionals
If you have queries on consent and how to handle different scenarios on consent, click here
If you wish to explore aspects of positive risk taking and 'unwise' decisions, click here
If you want help and guidance on advance care planning and DNAR, click here
If you want guidance on the functional assessment of capacity and explore some case studies, click here
If you work for the HSE and have questions, click here
If you want to know how and when to engage with the Decision Support Service, click here
Guidance for specific professionals
The following links are for people who have detailed case studies of difficult situations and would like some guidance from their professional organisation.
Social Care professionals click here
Social Worker Professionals click here
Speech and Language Therapists click here
HSE healthcare staff click here
Nurses and Midwives professionals click here
Psychiatric nurses professionals click here
Doctors and consultants click here
Guidance for Wards of Court
HSE guidance document for healthcare workers in relation to Wardship can be accessed from this link Wardship
Courts Service and DSS event was recorded and can be accessed through this link Courts Service and DSS event