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Exploring changes to deprivation of liberty regime

Published on: 29 May 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Exploring changes to deprivation of liberty regime
  • Original news
  • What are the key differences between the DoL safeguards and the new liberty protection safeguards (LPS) introduced by MC(A)A 2019?
  • Definition of DoL
  • Changes to the authorisation procedure
  • How far do you envisage these changes will go in achieving the aim of reducing the burden on local authorities when seeking an order to confine an incapacitated person to a hospital or care home?
  • What other key changes to mental capacity law are introduced by MC(A)A 2019? Is there anything missing?
  • When will these changes come into force and how quickly do you anticipate we will see an impact? Are there any relevant next steps to note?

Article summary

Private Client analysis: Alex Cisneros, barrister at No5 Chambers, discusses the scope of changes introduced by the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 (MC(A)A 2019) which received Royal Assent on 16 May 2019. MC(A)A 2019 amends Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) and will have a considerable impact on the deprivation of liberty (DoL) regime. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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