Providing protective care to people unable to consent to treatment – Law Commission

Providing protective care to people unable to consent to treatment

The Mental Capacity Act aims to protect people who lack mental capacity but need to be deprived of liberty in order to receive appropriate care and treatment in hospitals and care homes. But the safeguards are not meaningful for disabled and older people and their families, local councils and the NHS are struggling to meet … Continue reading Providing protective care to people unable to consent to treatment