Interim orders and directions
48. The court may, pending the determination of an application to it in relation to a person ("P"), make an order or give directions in respect of any matter if-
- (a) there is reason to believe that P lacks capacity in relation to the matter,
- (b) the matter is one to which its powers under this Act extend, and
- (c) it is in P's best interests to make the order, or give the directions, without delay.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has been fully in force since 1 October 2007. For details of proposed amendments, see Mental Health Act 2007.