In the tenth and final part of our blog series on the proposed changes to the MCA Code of Practice, we look at other legal tests of Mental Capacity, plus the use of Retrospective Assessments
Posts on the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice Consultation, 2022.
We are nearing the end of our series reflecting upon the MCA Code of Practice consultation. In this ninth blog, we consider the broadening of the MCA to include those aged 16-17.
In the eighth part of our ten-part blog series, we examine proposed changes to the MCA Code of Practice surrounding the monitoring and reporting powers to promote safeguarding of those under the Act.
In the seventh part of our reflective blog series, we look at some of the new statutory roles introduced within the MCA Code of Practice.
In the sixth part of our series of blogs on change to the MCA Code of Practice, we turn to one of the most looked-for discussions: the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
In today’s reflection on the proposed updates to the Mental Capacity Act’s Code of Practice, we consider the protection that the Act provides. This is the overarching protection both for the individual, as well as those supporting them including friends, family and professional staff at all levels.
In the fourth part of our blog series on the proposed changes to the MCA Code of Practice, we look at Chapter 4, and the process for assessing capacity.
In the third part of our series on the MCA Code of Practice consultation, we look at executive functioning impairment and fluctuating capacity.
In the second of our blog series on the MCA Code of Practice consultation, we look at Chapters 2 and 3, including the five statutory principles and how to support people to make their own decisions.
The UK Government has launched an open consultation around changes to the MCA Code of Practice and implementation of the LPS. The consultation document is available for anyone to access and can be downloaded in a number of different formats, including a draft version of the new Code. Professionals are encouraged to read the document(s) as appropriate and feedback via online forms. There is no requirement to study the complete set of proposals in order to take part.