11 Sep 2019

Mental Capacity Laws

From Nights, 9:35 pm on 11 September 2019

The Mental Capacity Law Conference, is being held in seven centres across New Zealand this month. University of Otago Faculty of Law Professor John Dawson, who has co-edited a book on the subject, believes it is time these laws were thoroughly reviewed. He argues that for those lacking the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, New Zealand currently relies heavily on the basic decency of families and whanau to ensure the law is applied.