The Mental Capacity Act (NI) 2016 was enacted by the Assembly in May 2016. The first Phase of the Act came into operation in two stages - research provisions commenced on 1 October 2019 and provisions in relation to deprivation of liberty, offences and money and valuables in residential care and nursing homes commenced on 2 December 2019.

Information on the Act and its commencement is available here on the official website.

Coronavirus Act - Temporary Changes to the Mental Health Order