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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2017-19

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsor:
Lord O'Shaughnessy
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

Next event

  • Committee stage: House of Lords Committee stage: House of Lords | 05.09.2018

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 117 (as introduced) | PDF version, 153KB 03.07.2018

Latest news on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2017-19

During second reading of the Bill on 16 July, a wide-ranging discussion took place on issues including the elimination of repeat assessments when an individual moves between care homes or hospitals, the definition of what constitutes a 'deprivation of liberty' and improved access to legal aid for vulnerable persons .

Committee stage - line by line examination of the Bill - begins on 5 September.

Summary of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2017-19

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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