What does it do?
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 came into force in 2007 and introduces the new statutory role of the Independent Mental Capacity
Advocate (IMCA) to support people who lack capacity to make certain decisions. From April 2nd 2007, Local Authorities and NHS bodies
have had a duty to instruct an IMCA to support an individual if they meet the criteria as laid out in the Act.