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Tue 17 May

Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 Commencement and Implementation



Webinar 4: Functional Assessment of Capacity


The National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy based in Strategy and Research was established to support health and social care services to prepare for the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 which is scheduled for June 2022. The role of this office is to build the capacity and capability of staff to achieve compliance with human rights policy and legislation.

The webinar series will focus on topics related to the Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act 2015. These topics were selected based on feedback from a recent survey where healthcare staff identified topics would be most useful for their practice.

The objectives of the webinar series are to:

  • Stimulate discussion about practical implementation of the 2015 Act
  • Provide guidance to services and practitioners
  • Identify areas of uncertainty and learning needs
  • Explore case studies with the framework of the 2015 Act


Title: Webinar 4: Functional Assessment of CapacityDate and time:   Tuesday 17th May 2022 2pm-3.30pm
Chaired by: Prof Mary Donnelly, School of Law, UCC,

Panel includes:

Shaun O’Keeffe, Consultant Geriatrician, University Hospital Galway

Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin.

Amanda Casey, Principal Medical Social Worker, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Niamh Kelly Senior Occupational therapist, Mayo General Hospital

Caroline Howorth, Director of Adult Clinical Services, and Speech and Language Therapy Manager, St. Michaels House, Ballymun.

Mary McCarron, Chair of Ageing and Disability, Trinity College Dublin

Catherine Devaney, Health and Social Care Professions Clinical Advisor, Older Persons

Fiona Morrissey, Disability Law Researcher and Advocate.

Please click below link to register:


This is event is organised by the HSE National Office of Human Rights and Equality Policy and HSE Strategy and Research.