Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th June 2019.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour/Co-operative, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the draft regulations and statutory code of practice for the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 1919, which received Royal Assent on 16 May 2019; and what the timeframe is for the public consultation on the regulations and code of practice.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Now that the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 has received Royal Assent, the Department plans to place a letter in the Library setting out next steps and timeframes. The Department is currently working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, including those with lived experience, on producing the Code of Practice for the Liberty Protection Safeguards. We expect to have the initial outputs of the working groups by this summer.

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