Acts in connection with care or treatment
5.—(1) If a person ("D") does an act in connection with the care or treatment of another person ("P"), the act is one to which this section applies if-
(2) D does not incur any liability in relation to the act that he would not have incurred if P-
(3) Nothing in this section excludes a person's civil liability for loss or damage, or his criminal liability, resulting from his negligence in doing the act.
(4) Nothing in this section affects the operation of sections 24 to 26 (advance decisions to refuse treatment).
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has been fully in force since 1 October 2007. For details of proposed amendments, see Mental Health Act 2007.