As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, the liberty protection safeguards (LPS) are not now due to come into effect until April 2022 to allow time for all preparations to be made. This factsheet provides an overview of the new system though the exact procedures will not be known until the publication of a new code of practice, regulations and further guidance.
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 reforms the arrangements authorising the care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent to the arrangements, which give rise to a deprivation of their liberty.
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