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Assessment of mental capacity

British Medical Association

Assessment of mental capacity

guidance for doctors and lawyers : a report of the British Medical Association and the Law Society.

by British Medical Association

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Published by BMA in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsLaw Society.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 152p. ;
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21707720M
ISBN 100727909134


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