Mental capacity means being able to make your own decisions. Someone lacking capacity - because of an illness or disability such as a mental health problem, dementia or a learning disability - cannot do one or more of the following four things: 1. Understand information given to them about a particular decision, 2. Retain that information long enough to be able to make the decision, 3. Weigh up the information available to make the decision, 4. Communicate their decision.
limited document access code (LDAC)
A code (4-8 alphanumeric characters) that an individual can provide to healthcare providers so that they can access documents marked as Restricted in the individual’s My Health Record.
local system identifier (LSI)
An identifier that is used by healthcare provider organisations to identify authorised employees who have read and upload (but not write) access to the My Health Record system on their behalf.