Mental Capacity ACT 2005

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Mental Capacity ACT 2005

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Watch this short video on the Bournewood Ruling then test your knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. When was the Mental Capacity Act implented
    • A. 

      2005

    • B. 

      2006

    • C. 

      2007

  • 2. 
    Who does the MCA apply to?
    • A. 

      Older People

    • B. 

      People who have Learning Disabilites

    • C. 

      People who have a Mental Illness

    • D. 

      Everyone

  • 3. 
    When must you obtain consent?
    • A. 

      Upon admission to a care facility

    • B. 

      When a person becomes ill

    • C. 

      Each day

    • D. 

      Each activity that you wish to carry out

  • 4. 
    Obtaining consent  for interventions other than basic care must be demonstrated in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Verbally

    • B. 

      Assumed

    • C. 

      Documented

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      They can absorb information

    • B. 

      They cannot absorb information e.g. unconcious

    • C. 

      They can absorb information and make a decision that you do or do not agree with

  • 6. 
    What is a DoLs?
    • A. 

      Deprivation of Liberty safeguard

    • B. 

      Denial of Life safeguard

    • C. 

      Denial of Liberty safeguard

  • 7. 
    What is an IMCA?
    • A. 

      Independant Mental Capacity Act

    • B. 

      Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

    • C. 

      Indifferent Mental Capacity Advocate

  • 8. 
    Who can apply for a DoLs
    • A. 

      Managers

    • B. 

      All Qualified Staff

    • C. 

      Friends and or Relatives

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Forever

    • B. 

      While treatment is being received

    • C. 

      While the person lacks capacity to consent

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      That the person has not already refused treatment

    • B. 

      That the person cannot or is unable to refuse treatment

    • C. 

      That the person does not already have an advanced decision

    • D. 

      That the person is already detained /being treated under the mental health act

  • 11. 
    When applying for a Dols who are the Supervisory Body?
    • A. 

      The local authority or health board / primary care trust

    • B. 

      The law courts

    • C. 

      The hospital or care home managers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Who is the 'mental health' assessor?
    • A. 

      A doctor approved under S12 of the Mental Health Act

    • B. 

      A Mental Health Nurse

    • C. 

      A Social Worker

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Who is the 'best interests' assessor?
    • A. 

      A Mental Health Professional who has undertaked best interests training

    • B. 

      A Relative or Friend

    • C. 

      A Solicitor or legal representative

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    What age does the person have to be to be eligible for a DoLs?
    • A. 

      Any Age

    • B. 

      18 or over

    • C. 

      Over 65

  • 15. 
    What makes a person not eligible for a DoLs
    • A. 

      A person who is being treated under another law

    • B. 

      A person who is refusing to be treated and has capacity

    • C. 

      A person who is eligible to be assessed under the mental health act

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Not discriminating against them because of their age,beliefs, appearance or condition

    • B. 

      Not assuming that they lack capacity but making every effort to assess their needs involving others in the assessment e.g. carers

    • C. 

      Making sure harm is minimised and that decisions made would prevent further harm

    • D. 

      Waiting until they do have capacity and helping them communicate their decisions

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Willful Neglect is a criminal offence under the MCA and includes
    • A. 

      Failing to help the person obtain health or social care

    • B. 

      Physical, financial or psychological abuse

    • C. 

      Withholding treatment or care

    • D. 

      Failing to apply legal and professional codes of practice

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    A Lasting Power of Attorney gives another person a legal right to
    • A. 

      Care for another person

    • B. 

      Make financial and personal decisions for another person

    • C. 

      Refuse to care for another person

  • 19. 
    The Office of the Public Guardian
    • A. 

      Help people to set up a Lasting Powers of Attorney

    • B. 

      Arranges court of protection visits to people who may lack capacity

    • C. 

      Provides advice and support

    • D. 

      All of the above