718. Monitoring by the Care Quality Commission.

The Care Quality Commission1 must monitor the operation of the deprivation of liberty provisions2 in relation to England3 and report to the Secretary of State on the operation of such provisions4. For the purpose of monitoring, or reporting on, the operation of such provisions the Commission may visit hospitals and care homes5, visit and interview persons accommodated in hospitals and care homes and require the production of, and inspect, records relating to the care or treatment of persons accommodated in hospitals or care homes who are the subject of an authorisation