I need a mental capacity report: Can a remote assessment be arranged?
Yes, this can be arranged especially given current Covid-19 restrictions and is supported in law by the courts.
What might indicate a capacity assessment may be required?
If memory or attention has been poor or there is a particularly complex or contentious matter that needs further investigation or verification by an expert, an independent capacity assessment can help to establish the underlying issues.
How do you assess mental capacity?
Mental capacity is typically assessed under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 using a two stage test – the Diagnostic and Functional test respectively.
When may mental capacity not be present?
A lack of mental capacity may be be due to multiple factors ranging from various underlying mental disorders including depression, dementia, learning disability or brain injury.
Who can carry out a mental capacity assessment?
Whilst anyone can in principle carry out a capacity assessment, often expert opinion is needed.
In cases where an independent opinion is required and a report for the Court of Protection is requested, independent psychiatrists who are trained in a wide range of mental disorders and mental capacity are advised.
What types of mental capacity assessment are there?
Assessing mental capacity is both context and time specific. What this means in practical terms is that a person may have capacity for one domain but not in another and that capacity may vary over time.
We conduct mental capacity assessments across a wide range of areas for private individuals, solicitors, local authorities and other statutory bodies
Common types of decision specific capacity assessment
- Power of attorney mental capacity assessment power of attorney for someone who lacks capacity including a capacity assessment of finances or long term care needs
- COP3 mental capacity assessment for Court of Protection including deputyship
- Testamentary mental capacity assessments
- Mental capacity to litigate
- Mental capacity to make a gift
- Capacity assessment of executor of will
- Mental capacity to manage a tenancy or other forms of accommodation
How can I arrange a mental capacity assessment?
You can email us further details at firstname.lastname@example.org, contact us on the live chat or call 0800 9705174.
How much does it cost to complete a mental capacity assessment?
This will depend on the background reading, complexity of the case and interview time. Please contact us for a quote.