15 Nov 2021

Law Commission reviews decision making capacity law

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 15 November 2021

Some key areas of the adult decision making capacity law have been standing for decades and the Law Commission says it's time for a refresh. This aspect of law affects tens of thousands of New Zealanders, whose decision making capacity is compromised and is  particularly relevant for people with acquired brain injuries, mental health needs, neurodisabilities and also for an increasingly ageing population.

 Law Commission/Te Aka Matua o te Ture Commissioner/ Kaikōmihana Geof Shirtcliffe says core areas of the current law are out of step with international expectation, and the review will also focus on te ao Māori perspectives

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