646. Power to adjust role of independent mental capacity advocate.

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 prescribed