647. Challenges to decisions affecting persons who lack capacity.

647.     Challenges to decisions affecting persons who lack capacity.

In relation to England, where an independent mental capacity advocate has been instructed to represent a person ('P') in relation to any matter and a decision affecting P (including a decision as to his capacity) is made in that matter, the independent mental capacity advocate has the same rights to challenge the decision as he would have if he were a person (other than an independent mental capacity advocate) engaged in caring for P or interested in his welfare1.

In relation to Wales, where an independent mental capacity