Force-feeding, the Mental Health Act and the inherent jurisdiction: JK v A Local Health Board  EWHC 67 (Fam)
Publication Date: 26 November 2019
By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction Patient autonomy is a fundamental legal principle. However, it is subject to limitations. Medical treatment can in certain circumstances be imposed without consent under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court. This often raises complex ethical and legal […]
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