698. Eligibility: skills and experience and criminal record check.

For a person to be eligible to carry out an assessment1 in England, the supervisory body2 must be satisfied that the person has the skills and experience appropriate to the assessment to be carried out which must include, but are not limited to, an applied knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and related Code of Practice and the ability to keep appropriate records3 and to provide clear and reasoned reports in accordance with legal requirements and good practice4.

In relation to Wales, a person is only eligible to carry out an assessment, other than an age assessment5, where the

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