Letters Mental Capacity Act

Clarification

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39493.410498.1F (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:405
  1. Peter Simmons, consultant psychiatrist
  1. 1Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 4HQ
  1. PSimmons{at}doctors.org.uk

    Nicholson et al say in their article that, except when a court of protection order—a consequence of which is the deprivation of liberty—is in place, the Mental Capacity Act cannot be used to give care involving deprivation of liberty (see code of practice …

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