Section 2 – Deprivation of liberty: authorisation of steps necessary for life-sustaining treatment or vital act


The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) abolish the DoLS system of urgent authorisations. Instead, section 2 of the 2019 act inserts a new section 4B into the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). Section 4B currently provides a decision maker with statutory authority to deprive a person of their liberty while a relevant decision is being sought […]

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