Liberty safeguards act as check against detention

November 2009
Community Care;11/12/2009, Issue 1795, p11
The article reports that the number of applications by care providers to detain people who lack capacity had been far lower than expected since liberty safeguards were introduced to ensure lawful detentions in Great Britain. It was revealed by Paul Gantley, national program implementation manager for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 at the British Department of Health. According to the regulation, hospitals and care homes must be authorized by primary care trusts to detain people who lack capacity.


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