2Steps which the Person Conducting the Project Must Take
R must take reasonable steps to identify a person who—
(a) otherwise than in a professional capacity or for remuneration, is engaged in caring for P or is interested in P's welfare, and
(b) is prepared to be consulted by R under this Schedule.
If R is unable to identify such a person R must, in accordance with guidance issued by the appropriate authority, nominate a person who—
(a) is prepared to be consulted by R under this Schedule, but
(b) has no connection with the project.
R must provide the person identified under paragraph 1, or nominated under paragraph 2, with information about the project and ask that person—
(a) for advice as to whether research of the kind proposed should be carried out in relation to P, and
(b) what, in that person's opinion, P's wishes and feelings about such research being carried out would be likely to be if P had capacity in relation to the matter.
If, any time, the person consulted advises R that in his or her opinion P's wishes and feelings would be likely to lead P to wish to withdraw from the project if he or she had capacity in relation to the matter, R must ensure that P is withdrawn from it.
The fact that a person is the donee of a lasting power of attorney given by P, or is P's deputy, does not prevent that person from being the person consulted under paragraphs 1 to 4.
R must ensure that nothing is done in relation to P in the course of the research which would be contrary to—
(a) an advance decision of P's which has effect, or
(b) any other form of statement made by P and not subsequently withdrawn,
of which R is aware.
The interests of P must be assumed to outweigh those of science and society.
If P indicates (in any way) that he or she wishes the research in relation to him or her to be discontinued, it must be discontinued without delay.
The research must be discontinued without delay if at any time R has reasonable grounds for believing that one or more of the requirements set out in Schedule 1 is no longer met or that there are no longer reasonable arrangements in place for ensuring that the requirements of this Schedule are being met in relation to P.
R must conduct the research in accordance with the provision made in the protocol referred to in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 for research to be carried out in relation to a person who has consented to take part in the project but loses capacity to consent to take part in it.
Specified date (for the purpose of enabling applications for approval for the purposes of Sch 1 hereto to be made to, and determined by, an appropriate body): 1 July 2007: see reg 1(1)(a).
Specified date (for remaining purposes): 1 October 2007: see reg 1(1)(b).