The capacity assessment level 2 form must be used for capacity assessments requiring a greater level of formality, these include setting up and reviewing support packages, accommodation, adult safeguarding and serious medical treatment.
This Mental Capacity Assessment provides a framework to protect and restore power to those who may lack capacity, or who have reduced capacity to make a particular decision at a particular time. It places the adult who is being assessed at the centre of the decision making process.
The form is divided into the following sections:
It also contains some guidance and links to explanatory information.
As the assessor, you should ensure you distinguish facts from opinion throughout the assessment.
None of the information entered into this online form will be stored by us. It will be sent directly to the email address provided.
Is there an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment in place that covers this decision?
See Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment.
Specific guidance to help you record decisions related to finance and housing can be found at www.umccoventry.co.uk/professionals
See Mental Capacity Assessment Process for more information.
For example carers, GP, doctors, district nurses etc. This should include interviews, records and discussions including past and present wishes of the person concerned, which should be attached/included in this assessment.
Check if there is a place or time of day that would most suit them.
Including the reason that capacity is being questioned, the rationale and purpose of the assessment and possible outcomes.
There are five principles that must guide all of the assessment and must be evidenced in your recording:
This is a staged test that must be applied in order to assess mental capacity.
The first stage is to determine if the person can make the decision.
The second stage is to determine if the reason the person cannot make the decision is because of an impairment or disturbance in the mind or brain and why.
NOTE - if it is because of the impairment/disturbance, then the Mental Capacity Act applies.
If there is no impairment or disturbance but you believe the person is incapacitated due to coercion/undue influence - this may be dealt with through alternative legal routes and you should take legal advice. If the Mental Capacity Act assessment is stopped ensure that consideration is given and action taken to support and protect the person concerned if needed: for example, Adult Safeguarding referral, Needs and Wellbeing Assessment, Care Act Advocate.
This could include for example a case conference, obtaining a second opinion, mediation, referral to the Court of Protection.)