In the Media

Mental capacity legislation hits ‘rock bottom’

PUBLISHED March 20, 2014

Tens of thousands of individuals are being deprived of their liberty without the protection of the law, a report from a House of Lords select committee has claimed.

The Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which published its review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) this month, described the MCA as a 'visionary piece of legislation' that is flawed by 'patchy implementation' and requires 'comprehensive review'.

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