ADM Useful Resources

The National Federation of Voluntary Service Providers has convened a Reference Group to support its members in the implementation of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act. 

The Assisted Decision-Making (capacity) Act 2015 (as amended) was commenced on the 26th April 2023 and the Decision Support Service (DSS) is now fully operational.

The Decision Support Service (DSS)

The Decision Support Service provides a range of important and up to date information resources at its website, including:

DSS Contact Details:

Phone: 01 211 9750




The HSE's National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy has been providing a range of very helpful webinars to support and develop capacity around the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act. 

HSE E-learning programme

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Guidance for Healthcare Workers e-learning programme is available on HSeLanD. This e-learning programme includes 3 modules:

Module 1: Guiding Principles
Module 2: Working with Decision Supporters appointed under the 2015 Act
Module 3: Advance Healthcare Directives

Search "Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – Guidance for Healthcare Workers" on to enrol in the course.

Other useful Websites 

Wards of Court


Whats Coming Next?

As the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) legislation is implemented the range of resources and materials on this web page resource will be expanded. 

Key areas of information that will be provided will include: 

  • Updated Information
  • Training Resources 
  • Sample Policies 
  • FAQ 


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