The long-awaited public consultation on proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Code of Practice for England and Wales, which includes guidance on the new LPS system, has been published. It is a joint consultation published by DHSC and MoJ and runs for 16 weeks from the 17 March until 7 July 2022.
The consultation documents identifies 25 questions that the team would like to have views on and responses can be made online.
Alongside the consultation, six sets of draft regulations, which will underpin LPS, have also been published. While these do not require consultation views are sought on the policy detail. The documents are:
The planned implementation of liberty protection safeguards has been delayed from April 2022 and no new proposed implementation date has been set.
The Department for Health and Social Care has published six new factsheets explaining more about Liberty Protection Safeguards as preparations continue for their implementation in April 2022.
The Liberty Protection Safeguards team responsible for implementing the roll out of the replacement for DoLS, has sent out their latest newsletter including updates on the MCA Code of Practice and the Health and Social Care Bill published in February.
The Liberty Protection Safeguards Implementation team has issued its 4th update on progress towards implementation of the Safeguards next year.
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