700. Eligibility to carry out a best interests assessment.

A person eligible to carry out a best interests assessment1 must be one of the following:


    (1)     an approved mental health professional2;


    (2)     a first level nurse3;


    (3)     an occupational therapist4 or a social worker5;


    (4)     a chartered psychologist who is listed in the British Psychological Society's Register of Chartered Psychologists and who holds a relevant practising certificate issued by that Society6.

However, a supervisory body must not select a person to carry out a best interests assessment if that person is involved in the care, or making decisions about the care, of the relevant person7.

In relation to England, the