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DoLs to become Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)DoLs to become Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

The law to amend the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has been changed.

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill has now passed into law. It replaces the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a scheme known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

The target date for implementation of the new arrangements is spring 2020. Prior to then, a revised MCA Code of Practice will be published setting out how LPS will work in practice.

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