1. Consultant Geriatrician Dr Mucci with training and experience in Mental Capacity Act 2005 can act as a Witness and a Certificate Provider for patients/donors who have full mental capacity and are creating their Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for property and financial affairs, and/or personal welfare. This usually requires an outpatient visit and takes 30-45 minutes.
2. If you are making an application to the Court of Protection for issues relating to a person who lacks capacity to make specific decisions, as part of your application you will need COP3 Assessment of Capacity Form: Dr Mucci will provide an assessment of the person's capacity in relation to the matter(s) the Court of Protection is being asked to decide, and complete the COP3 form to support your application. Depending on the condition that hinders the person's mental capacity, the assessment and completion of the COP3 form can take from one hour to three hours (including the time which might be required to study the person's health records and investigation results).
3. Expert Witness with experience in the field of General Medicine and Medicine for Older Adults. Member of The Expert Witness Institute (EWI). Experience in acting as an Expert Witness in RTA cases involving older persons, historic sexual abuse cases, extradition cases, Medical Legal reports, court attendances. Dr Mucci receives instructions from solicitors locally as well as from Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London areas. Reports can be prepared for the defendant or the claimant. Consultation with the patient will be arranged withthin a week of receiving instructions. Report will be prepared within a month, but might take longer, depending on the complexity.
Geriatric Assessment Service, Hastings. East Sussex : Tel: 07464 297717 : Fax : 01424 758132 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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