Mental Capacity Act 2005 Quiz

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Department of Health Website on the Mental Capacity Act provides more information.


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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 2007
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2007. The Mental Capacity Act was implemented in 2007.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Everyone
    Explanation
    The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is a law in the UK that applies to everyone. It is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make decisions about their own care and welfare. The MCA sets out a framework for making decisions on behalf of individuals who cannot make decisions for themselves, ensuring that their best interests are always taken into account. Therefore, the MCA applies to all individuals, regardless of age, disability, or mental health status.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Each activity that you wish to carry out
    Explanation
    In order to respect an individual's autonomy and ensure their rights are upheld, consent must be obtained for each activity that you wish to carry out. This means that before performing any action or providing any service to a person, their explicit permission must be sought and obtained. This ensures that the individual has the freedom to make decisions about their own care and treatment, and that their wishes and preferences are respected. Obtaining consent for each activity is an essential aspect of person-centered care and promotes dignity and respect for the individual.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Verbally

    • B.

      Assumed

    • C.

      Documented

    Correct Answer
    C. Documented
    Explanation
    A & B are unreliable evidence

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  • 5. 

    A person has capacity if

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. They can absorb information and make a decision that you do or do not agree with
    Explanation
    it is their ability to make a decision that is important and not just to make a decision you agree with

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  • 6. 

    What is a DoLs?

    • A.

      Deprivation of Liberty safeguard

    • B.

      Denial of Life safeguard

    • C.

      Denial of Liberty safeguard

    Correct Answer
    A. Deprivation of Liberty safeguard
    Explanation
    A DoLs stands for Deprivation of Liberty safeguard. It is a legal framework in the UK that is designed to protect the rights and freedoms of individuals who lack the mental capacity to consent to their care or treatment. It ensures that any deprivation of liberty is lawful and necessary, and that the individual's best interests are always considered. The purpose of the DoLs is to prevent arbitrary detention and to provide safeguards for vulnerable individuals who may be at risk of being deprived of their liberty.

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  • 7. 

    What is an IMCA?

    • A.

      Independant Mental Capacity Act

    • B.

      Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

    • C.

      Indifferent Mental Capacity Advocate

    Correct Answer
    B. Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
    Explanation
    An IMCA refers to an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate. This is a professional who is appointed to support and represent individuals who lack the mental capacity to make certain decisions, particularly in relation to their care and treatment. The role of an IMCA is to ensure that the person's best interests are taken into account and that their rights are protected. They provide independent advice and advocacy, helping to safeguard the individual's autonomy and ensure that decisions made on their behalf are in their best interests.

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  • 8. 

    Who can apply for a DoLs

    • A.

      Managers

    • B.

      All Qualified Staff

    • C.

      Friends and or Relatives

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Managers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Managers" because they are the ones who have the authority and responsibility to apply for a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) on behalf of individuals who lack mental capacity and are being deprived of their liberty. Managers play a crucial role in ensuring that the necessary legal procedures are followed and that the rights and welfare of vulnerable individuals are protected.

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  • 9. 

    How long must a DoLs remain in place

    • A.

      Forever

    • B.

      While treatment is being received

    • C.

      While the person lacks capacity to consent

    Correct Answer
    C. While the person lacks capacity to consent
    Explanation
    Treatment/ the care plan can continue but the Dols must be frequently evaluated to see if it is still required and must be removed as soon as possible

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  • 10. 

    What does assessing for 'no refusals' mean?

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. That the person does not already have an advanced decision
    Explanation
    if the person has already stated when they had the capacity to do so that they do not want the treatment it must be taken into account

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The local authority or health board / primary care trust
    Explanation
    the supervisory body have a duty to monitor DoLs

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A doctor approved under S12 of the Mental Health Act
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a doctor approved under S12 of the Mental Health Act. This is because a doctor approved under S12 of the Mental Health Act is specifically qualified and authorized to assess mental health conditions. Mental Health Nurses and Social Workers may also be involved in the assessment process, but the primary assessor is typically a doctor approved under S12.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A Mental Health Professional who has undertaked best interests training
    Explanation
    The 'best interests' assessor is a Mental Health Professional who has undergone specific training on best interests. This training equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess and determine what is in the best interests of an individual. This ensures that decisions made regarding the individual's welfare, treatment, and care are made with their best interests at heart. Relatives or friends, as well as solicitors or legal representatives, may have input or provide support, but the ultimate responsibility lies with the trained Mental Health Professional.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 18 or over
    Explanation
    To be eligible for a DoLs (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards), a person must be 18 years or older. This means that individuals who are 18 years and above can be considered for DoLs if their liberty needs to be restricted for their own safety or the safety of others. The age requirement ensures that the safeguards are applied to adults who may lack mental capacity and need protection in situations where their freedom is restricted for their own well-being.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A person can be deemed ineligible for a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) if they are being treated under another law, if they are refusing treatment but still have the capacity to make decisions, or if they are eligible to be assessed under the Mental Health Act. In all of these situations, the person's circumstances or legal status prevent them from being eligible for a DoLs.

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  • 16. 

    Assessing someone in their 'best interests' means

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    this term is not defined in the act but attempts to ensure that the broadest areas are considered

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". Willful Neglect is considered a criminal offense under the MCA (Mental Capacity Act) and it encompasses various actions such as failing to help the person obtain health or social care, engaging in physical, financial, or psychological abuse, withholding treatment or care, and failing to adhere to legal and professional codes of practice. All of these actions are included in the definition of Willful Neglect as a criminal offense.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Make financial and personal decisions for another person
    Explanation
    A Lasting Power of Attorney grants someone the authority to make important decisions on behalf of another person, including financial and personal matters. This legal document allows the appointed person to manage the individual's finances, property, and make decisions related to their health and welfare, ensuring their best interests are protected. It does not give the appointed person the right to refuse care for the individual, as the primary purpose of the document is to ensure their well-being and support their needs.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Office of the Public Guardian provides a range of services to help people with legal matters related to mental capacity. They assist individuals in setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney, which allow them to appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so in the future. The office also arranges court of protection visits for individuals who may lack capacity, ensuring their rights and interests are protected. Additionally, they offer advice and support to individuals and their families, guiding them through the legal process and providing assistance when needed. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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