602. Codes of practice issued by the Lord Chancellor.

The Lord Chancellor must prepare and issue one or more codes of practice1:

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    (1)     for the guidance of persons assessing whether a person has capacity2 in relation to any matter3;

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    (2)     for the guidance of persons acting in connection with the care or treatment of another person4;

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    (3)     for the guidance of donees of lasting powers of attorney5;

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    (4)     for the guidance of deputies6 appointed by the Court of Protection7;

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    (5)     for the guidance of persons carrying out research in reliance on any provision made by or under the Mental Capacity Act 20058;

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    (6)     for the guidance of independent

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