Practice Guidance

Deprivation of liberty in hospital settings: quick guide

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Introduction

Key messages The majority of patients who lack capacity to make decisions about their care and treatment and admission to or discharge from hospital can be treated in their best interests under section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Restraint may be used provided that the person using restraint reasonably believes that it is […]

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