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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Lord O'Shaughnessy - Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford
Health and Social Care
Matt Hancock
Health and Social Care

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 (c. 18) 16.05.2019

Latest news on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 16 May. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).


Summary of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

A Bill to amend the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to procedures in accordance with which a person may be deprived of liberty where the person lacks capacity to consent, and for connected purposes

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