Emergency Code of Practice: Coronavirus Act 2020 Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

NORTHERN IRELAND. Department of Health
Northern Ireland. Department of Health
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The Coronavirus Act 2020 and temporary Regulations makes amendments to the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 and the supporting Regulations. The temporary provisions relax some of the requirements of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, to ensure that persons can still be deprived of liberty during the pandemic crisis when staff availability may be significantly reduced. This Code of Practice provides practical guidance on how the amendments operate. Emergency forms and a reporting template for Health and Social Care Trusts have also been created. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, mental capacity, safeguarding adults, procedures, Covid-19;
Content types:
practice guidance, government publication
Northern Ireland
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