This collection looks at the latest news, comment and development on the law affecting mental health services.
The law affecting mental health services is constantly changing and has been a focus for regulators and legal challenges. Maintaining service user safety and wellbeing within the relevant legal frameworks can be problematic and when incidents do occur they can be particularly sensitive. Navigating the interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act can be a minefield for providers, as can managing new requirements to share information as part of the integrated health and social care agenda.
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Articles & newsletters (28)
Paying the price? Latest on approach to calculating fines in health and social care safety prosecutions
01 December 2017
Law Commission publishes Interim Statement on Reforming the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
27 May 2016
Deprivation of Liberty: Applying the decision in the Cheshire West case in an Acute Hospital Trust setting: incapacitated, compliant patients in hospital
28 April 2014