Term information

Term: Best Interests Assessors

Term details for 'Best Interests Assessors'

A Best Interests Assessor (BIA) has powers under the Mental Capacity Act to determine whether it is in the best interests of an individual to be placed in a care home or hospital, where they are not at liberty to leave. Term added January 2016.

Broader terms
health professionals, social workers
Related terms
best interests, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Liberty Protection Safeguards, Mental Capacity Act 2005

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