Briefing on the Law Commission Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty report

Cover MC+DoL Briefing

This briefing is based on the Law Commission report no: 372, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty  which makes recommendations following extensive consultation on these matters in 2015.

The briefing provides an ‘at a glance’ look at the key proposals for amending the Mental Capacity Act and replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. If enacted, these will apply to the housing as well as health and social care sectors.