17 Feb 2009

Guidance on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS) is available from today.

Guidanceon the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS) for Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), local authorities, hospitals and care homes  is available in pdf format from today.

The guidance will support health and social care providers and help them understand and fulfill their statutory obligations under the MCA DOLS legislation. The guidance will also be available as a printed publication and will be dispatched by direct mail (part of a series of mailings to providers) to support them with implementation. Guidance for IMCAs, family, friends and unpaid carers will be available soon.

You can download copies of this guidance and the DOLS Code of Practice from the Link to an external website Department of Health website

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