939. Adult community patient lacking capacity.

A person is authorised to give relevant treatment1 to a patient2 if the following conditions are met3.

The first condition is that, before giving the treatment, the person takes reasonable steps to establish whether the patient lacks capacity4 to consent to the treatment5.

The second condition is that, when giving the treatment, he reasonably believes that the patient lacks capacity to consent to it6.

The third condition is that he has no reason to believe that the patient objects7 to being given the treatment or, he does have reason to believe that the patient so objects, but it is not necessary to