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Significant uncertainty exists around the current test of capacity. It is agreed that the law is primarily directed at 'function'; that is, an assessment of a person's decision-making ability. However, there is conflicting authority over whether there is an ongoing role for 'outcome', that is, consideration of the perceived wisdom of the decision made by the person whose capacity is assessed. Recent cases in Australia and England and Wales have indicated that 'outcomes' are irrelevant todoi:10.26180/13100531.v3 fatcat:4ddgpy72vjdd3nx3q6553hd4iq