What is the COP3 Mental Capacity form?
This is the statutory form required by the Court of Protection for assessment of capacity. The form needs to be completed by an assessing clinical professional. The COP3 form is accompanied by the COP1 application form when submitted to the Court of Protection.
Who can complete the COP3 Mental Capacity form?
Typically this should be completed by a registered medical practitioner, for example the individual’s GP, a psychiatrist, an approved mental health professional – social worker – psychologist – nurse, or – occupational therapist who has examined and assessed the capacity of the person to whom the application relates. In some circumstances it might be appropriate for a registered therapist, such as a speech therapist or occupational therapist, to complete the form.
What key information needs to be included in the COP3 Mental Capacity form?
An assessment of Mental Capacity includes description of the mental disorder impacting mental capacity, and the 4 stage mental capacity test.
Also included are the solicitors details, professional qualifications and practical experience of the assessor in terms of making assessments of capacity in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and associated Code of Practice.
How much does it cost to complete a mental capacity assessment and COP3 Mental Capacity form?
Typically this may cost from £300 depending on the background reading, complexity of the case and interview time. Please contact us for a quote.