The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Monitoring and Reporting; and Assessments -Amendment) Regulations 2009

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2009/827

2009No. 827

MENTAL CAPACITY, ENGLAND

The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Monitoring and Reporting; and Assessments -Amendment) Regulations 2009

31stMarch2009

1stApril2009

The Secretary of State for Health makes these Regulations in exercise of powers conferred by section 65 of, and paragraphs 129(3), 130, 162, 170, 171, 173 and 183(6) and (7) of Schedule A1 1 to, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 2.

Citation, commencement, application and interpretation

1.-

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Monitoring and Reporting; and Assessments - Amendment) Regulations 2009, and shall come into force on 1st April 2009.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to England.

(3) In these Regulations-

"the Commission" means the Care Quality Commission established by section 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 3; and

"Schedule A1" means Schedule A1 to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Duty on Commission to monitor

2.The Commission must monitor the operation of Schedule A1 in relation to England.

Reporting obligation

3.The Commission must report to the Secretary of State on the operation of Schedule A1 in relation to England as the Secretary of State may from time to time request.

Powers of the Commission

4.For the purpose of monitoring, or reporting on, the operation of Schedule A1, the Commission may-

(a) visit hospitals and care homes;(b) visit and interview persons accommodated in hospitals and care homes; and(c) require the production of, and inspect, records relating to the care or treatment of persons accommodated in hospitals or care homes-(i) who are the subject of an authorisation under Schedule A1; or(ii) whom the Commission has reason to consider ought to have been or should be the subject of an assessment under Schedule A1.

Advice and information

5.-

(1) The Commission may at any time give the Secretary of State advice or information on the operation of Schedule A1 in relation to England.

(2) When requested to do so by the Secretary of State, the Commission must give the Secretary of State such advice or information on the operation of Schedule A1 in relation to England as may be specified in the request.

Amendment of the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Standard Authorisations, Assessments and Ordinary Residence) Regulations 2008

6.-

(1) The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Standard Authorisations, Assessments and Ordinary Residence) Regulations 2008 4...

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