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1 Oct, 2021 | .pdf, 1 MB
The Commission has since received a number of enquiries in relation to the use of section 47 of the Act and has prompted this brief advice note to clarify the scope and limitations of this part of the legislation.
19 Mar, 2021 | .pdf, 1.3 MB
The current pandemic is raising a many questions, as practitioners face new challenges and dilemmas in a rapidly changing environment. The unprecedented circumstances and the risk to health mean that some individuals’ human rights may be restricted, and it is important that any restriction is carefully considered, legal and ethical. This advice addresses a range of issues.
This advice will be updated frequently as the situation develops, and we advise that you do not print it out, but check online to ensure you have the most up-to-date advice and information.
5 Feb, 2021 | .pdf, 1 MB
This advice note considers the issues for organisations such as care homes who may be considering using hidden surveillance. It also looks at the subject from the point of view of families and friends of people who are cared for by such organisations, and who may themselves be considering using hidden surveillance.
6 Aug, 2020 | .pdf, 879.3 KB
The Act, when defining incapacity, states that it must be due to either mental disorder or inability to communicate because of physical disorder. There are important differences in how these separate disorders are managed.
6 Aug, 2020 | .pdf, 1007.6 KB
Guidance on the circumstances it would be appropriate, with the agreement of the guardian and adult, either to reduce the frequency of supervision, or cease to supervise a welfare guardianship altogether.
6 Aug, 2020 | .pdf, 885.5 KB
Except in emergencies, the Act requires that medical treatment is authorised under a certificate granted (usually) by the medical practitioner. There may also be a welfare proxy (attorney, guardian or holder of an intervention order) with the authority to consent.
13 May, 2013 | .pdf, 167.4 KB
We were asked to look at a case of a patient on clozapine therapy who had died. This is a complex area of clinical practice often involving a clozapine clinic as well as the usual CMHT and GP. While we did not conclude that there was a deficiency of care, we thought there were a number of useful learning points.