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Type of publication Printable Guide
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A protection mandate does not automatically come into effect, even if a doctor has decided that a person is incapable of making decisions.

This guide sets out the steps you must follow to activate a protection mandate.


The law is constantly changing, and new provisions that slightly affect this guide have recently come into effect. A few minor changes will be made to this guide soon. For more information, see our Protecting Vulnerable People web guide.  

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