CAPACITY IS DECISION AND TIME SPECIFIC

A person’s capacity should be assessed in relation to a particular task or decision.  Capacity cannot generally be inferred from one task or decision to another.

The person’s incapacity may be temporary, or fluctuating.  If possible, an assessment of capacity should be done when the person’s condition has improved.  For example, if the person has a delirium, it is better to wait until this has resolved.

 


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