Mental Health Alliance response to the Law Commission's consultation on the proposed MCA/DOLS scheme

November 2015

Overall we feel the new scheme has many positive proposals, but we are disappointed that the more radical option of a single mental health and mental capacity legislative framework was not pursued.

We are also concerned about the resourcing of the scheme and its reliance on the Care Act working well and on staff being able to fulfil duties delegated by AMCPs. We believe that more engagement is required to enable stakeholder understanding as the proposals are developed further.

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