The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person's Representative) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2008/2368

2008 No. 2368

Mental Capacity, England

The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Made 5th September 2008

Laid 12th September 2008

Coming into force 3rd November 2008

The Secretary of State for Health makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 65(1) of, and paragraphs 138(1), 143 and 144 of Schedule A1 to, the Mental Capacity Act 20051.

S-1 Citation, commencement and application

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 and shall come into force on 3rd November 2008.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to England only.

S-2 Amendment of regulation 9 of the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) Regulations 2008

Amendment of regulation 9 of the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) Regulations 2008

2. In regulation 9 of the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) Regulations 20082(selection by the supervisory body) for paragraph (1)(f) substitute “ (f) is not employed by the supervisory body.”.

Ben Bradshaw

Minister of State

Department of Health

5th September 2008

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides for the deprivation of liberty of people who lack capacity to consent to arrangements proposed for their care in care homes and hospitals where authorisation under section 4A of and Schedule A1 to the Act exists.

These Regulations amend the provision in regulation 9(1)(f) of the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) Regulations 2008 ( SI 2008/1315) that provides that a supervisory body may select a person to be a representative who is not employed to work in the supervisory body that is appointing the representative in a role that is, or could be, related to the relevant person’s case. The amendment in these Regulations broadens this restriction by providing that a supervisory body can select a person to be a representative if they are not employed by the supervisory body.


(1) 2005 c.9. Schedule A1 was inserted by section 50(5) of and Schedule 7 to the...

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