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Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

The Law Commission’s consultation paper, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty has now been published. The paper can be accessed on The Law Commission’s website: http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/mental-capacity-and-deprivation-of-liberty/#related. The consultation paper reviews the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (the DoLS) in England and Wales. The Law Commission’s goal is to replace the DoLS with a straightforward and accessible legal framework which provides appropriate safeguards for people who lack capacity whose care or treatment is becoming restrictive.

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