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< May 2019

Mental Capacity Act law changes - DoLS to be replaced with Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act has come into law. It replaces the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a scheme known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards or LPS which will is expected to come into force in the spring of 2020.

The SCIE website has details of the latest developments: 

https://www.scie.org.uk/mca/dols/practice/lps

This article in Community Care is also useful.

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2019/05/16/dols-replacement-bill-becomes-law-ahead-expected-implementation-2020/

 

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