Lords examines Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

16 October 2018

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill continued its committee stage, the first chance for line-by-line scrutiny, in the Lords on Monday 15 October.

Members discussed a range of subjects, including the authorisation of home care arrangements, the duty of care providers to ascertain the wishes of the cared-for person and the access of NHS bodies to a clinical ethics committee.

A third day of committee stage is scheduled for 22 October.

Lords committee stage day one: Wednesday 5 September

Members discussed a range of topics, including unlawful deprivation of liberty, advance consent and training for care home managers.

Lords second reading: Monday 16 July

Baroness Barran (Conservative), chair of the Henry Smith Charity, made her maiden speech.

Lord O'Shaughnessy (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department of Health and Social Care, responded on behalf of the government.

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill summary

This bill will reform the process in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for authorising arrangements enabling the care or treatment of people who lack capacity to consent to such arrangements, which give rise to a deprivation of their liberty.

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