The appropriate national authority1 may make regulations: (1) expanding the role of independent mental capacity advocates2 in relation to persons who lack capacity3; and (2) adjusting the obligation to make arrangements imposed by the provision on the appointment of such advocates4.
The regulations may, in particular: (a) prescribe certain circumstances5 in which an independent mental capacity advocate must, or circumstances in which one may, be instructed by a person of a prescribed6 description to represent a person who lacks capacity7
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