Care services must comply with Regulation 11 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. This requires them to obtain the consent of their service users to the care and treatment proposed and to have procedures in place for making sure this happens. CQC Standards Compliance
Consent will be needed for any changes proposed to a person’s care plan on account to the coronavirus outbreak, including for any testing to be carried out. People lacking capacity to give their consent will continue to be subject to mental capacity act best interests’ decisions. Consent and the Coronavirus
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