623. In general.

(iii)     Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment

623.     In general.

The Mental Capacity Act 20051 makes provision in relation to advance decisions2 to refuse treatment. The legal effect of such decisions has been analysed in a number of judgments3. The intention of the relevant provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is to codify and clarify the common law rules4 and integrate them into the legislation.