In England, where the best interests assessor1 determines that the relevant person2 has capacity in relation to the question of which person should be his representative3, the relevant person may select a family member, friend or carer4. However, where the best interests assessor determines that the relevant person lacks capacity to select a representative and the relevant person has a donee5 or deputy and it is within the authority of the donee or deputy to do so, the donee or deputy may select a representative6.
The best interests assessor must confirm that
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