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SCHEDULE A1E+W[F1Hospital and care home residents: deprivation of liberty]

Textual Amendments

F1Sch. A1 omitted (16.5.2019 for specified purposes) by virtue of Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 (c. 18), s. 6(3), Sch. 2 para. 2(c)

[F1Part 1E+WAuthorisation to deprive residents of liberty etc

Application of PartE+W

1(1)This Part applies if the following conditions are met.E+W

(2)The first condition is that a person (“P”) is detained in a hospital or care home — for the purpose of being given care or treatment — in circumstances which amount to deprivation of the person's liberty.

(3)The second condition is that a standard or urgent authorisation is in force.

(4)The third condition is that the standard or urgent authorisation relates—

(a)to P, and

(b)to the hospital or care home in which P is detained.

Authorisation to deprive P of libertyE+W

2The managing authority of the hospital or care home may deprive P of his liberty by detaining him as mentioned in paragraph 1(2).

No liability for acts done for purpose of depriving P of libertyE+W

3(1)This paragraph applies to any act which a person (“D”) does for the purpose of detaining P as mentioned in paragraph 1(2).E+W

(2)D does not incur any liability in relation to the act that he would not have incurred if P—

(a)had had capacity to consent in relation to D's doing the act, and

(b)had consented to D's doing the act.

No protection for negligent acts etcE+W

4(1)Paragraphs 2 and 3 do not exclude a person's civil liability for loss or damage, or his criminal liability, resulting from his negligence in doing any thing.E+W

(2)Paragraphs 2 and 3 do not authorise a person to do anything otherwise than for the purpose of the standard or urgent authorisation that is in force.

(3)In a case where a standard authorisation is in force, paragraphs 2 and 3 do not authorise a person to do anything which does not comply with the conditions (if any) included in the authorisation.]