Efforts are still underway to prepare for the commencement of the Assisted Decision
Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (the 2015 Act). In early September Mr Roderick
O’Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY)
announced that the 2015 Act would commence on the 21st November 2022. As the
amending bill is still being debated in the Seanad, commencement will now not
happen in 2022. It is expected that commencement will now happen in early 2023.
While we await full commencement there is time now to support staff to access the
extensive learning supports that have been developed over the last 18 months. In this
newsletter, Elaine McCaughley, our Senior Project Manager, outlines all of the
resources that are available to support staff to prepare for the commencement of the
2015 Act. This includes recorded webinars, elearning programmes, explainer videos,
frequently asked questions and written information about the 2015 Act. It is
important that time is set aside to enable staff to access the learning supports that are
available in advance of commencement. We welcome feedback and questions which
might arise from watching or reading any of the learning resources.