Mental capacity, mental health and assisted dying – for the Government in-tray

For those wanting to get themselves up to speed in new posts, a few resources:

On deprivation of liberty – the state of play after the decision not to proceed in the previous Parliament with the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards: LPS on the shelf – what to do now: video – Mental Capacity Law and Policy

On mental health reform – the state of play after the Joint Committee on the draft Mental Health Bill introduced by the previous Government reported back: Government response to the Joint Committee on the draft Mental Health Bill published – Mental Capacity Law and Policy.

On the Mental Capacity Act more broadly – the Powers of Attorney Act 2023, awaiting implementation: The Powers of Attorney Act 2023 – and how it will change the law – Mental Capacity Law and Policy

How to locate all of this in a wider context: The mental capacity and mental health law and policy landscape – a stocktake – Mental Capacity Law and Policy

And to help in discussions about assisted dying / assisted suicide: Assisted dying / assisted suicide – an informer – Mental Capacity Law and Policy

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