Law Commission - Consultation on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

Although many of the outlined proposals are sound, and there is agreement that the current system of DOLs is often unworkable in some healthcare settings, the RCoA questions whether the current legal arrangements around DOLs need to be completely replaced with the proposed ‘protective care’ framework; the current framework could, for example, be revised to include the concepts behind the new proposals, thus saving on the costs and resources required to implement a completely new system.

Further information is available here and you can view the College's response here.

 

 

 

06 November 2015

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