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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 17 January 2019

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order of the Committee [15 January 2019].

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

30

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  29,  at end insert new sub-paragraph—

 

“(da)    

in the case of a cared-for person aged 16 or 17 (unless that person is

 

subject to a care order under section 31 of the Children Act 1989 or an

 

interim care order under section 38 of that Act) the responsible body

 

is satisfied that no person with parental responsibility objects to the

 

arrangements,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes provision enabling parents to object to care arrangements that give rise to

 

their child’s deprivation of liberty.

 

Steve McCabe

 

51

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(h)    

the cared for person has access to an Approved Mental Capacity

 

Professional”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is designed to probe that the responsible body could not authorise arrangements

 

for the deprivation of liberty under Clause 15 if the cared for person does not have access to

 

reasonable support and consideration by an Approved Mental Capacity Professional.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 January 2019                  

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

21

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  41,  leave out paragraph 16 and 17

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 20.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

32

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

a determination made on an assessment in respect of the cared-for

 

person as to whether the person’s capacity is likely to fluctuate, and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires that an assessment of whether a person’s capacity is likely to fluctuate

 

is included within the initial capacity and medical assessments, and therefore seeks to ensure that

 

fluctuating capacity is reflected in the care plan of the cared-for person.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

31

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  leave out lines 47 and 48 and insert—

 

“(b)    

a determination made on an assessment by a registered medical

 

practitioner in respect of the cared-for person that the person has a

 

mental disorder.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the medical assessment to be carried out by a registered medical

 

practitioner.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

33

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  2,  after “appropriate” insert “skills,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the person carrying out a medical or capacity assessment to have

 

the appropriate skills to do so, as well as the appropriate experience and knowledge.

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

5

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  6,  leave out “prescribed connection” and insert

 

“connection, of a kind prescribed by regulations,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is to make it clear that a regulation making power is being conferred by

 

paragraph 18(3) of the new Schedule AA1.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 January 2019                  

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

22

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  27,  leave out from “means” to end of subparagraph (8)(b)

 

and insert “the responsible body”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 20.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

23

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  41,  leave out sub-paragraphs (3)(a) and (3)(b) and insert

 

“to the responsible body”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 20.

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

6

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  4,  leave out “prescribed connection” and insert

 

“connection, of a kind prescribed by regulations,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is to make it clear that a regulation making power is being conferred by

 

paragraph 19(4) of the new Schedule AA1.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

24

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  14,  leave out from “out” to end of sub-paragraph (1)(b)

 

and insert “by the responsible body”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 20.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

34

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

  “(3A)  

Where the person consulted under sub-paragraph (2) has parental

 

responsibility for the cared-for person, the consultation shall seek to ascertain

 

that person’s wishes and feelings in relation to the arrangements.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment introduces a requirement to consult parents about their child’s care

 

arrangements.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 January 2019                  

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

25

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  39,  leave out “or 16(d)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 20.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

35

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  41,  after “is” insert “employed by an organisation”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would prohibit the pre-authorisation review from being carried out by any person

 

employed by an organisation involved in the day-to-day care of the cared-for person, or involved

 

in providing any treatment to the cared-for person.

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

7

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  1,  leave out “prescribed connection” and insert

 

“connection, of a kind prescribed by regulations,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is to make it clear that a regulation making power is being conferred by

 

paragraph 21(1)(b) of the new Schedule AA1.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

36

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  2,  at end insert “or independent hospital.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the person conducting the pre-authorisation review does not

 

have a prescribed connection with an independent hospital.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

38

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  4,  after “if” insert “the cared-for person is aged 16 or 17

 

and in other cases if”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes provision for an AMCP to be involved in all cases involving 16 and 17 year

 

olds.

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

8

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  8,  leave out “or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 9.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 January 2019                  

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Caroline Dinenage

 

9

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the arrangements provide for the cared-for person to receive care or

 

treatment mainly in an independent hospital, or

 

(d)    

the case is referred by the responsible body to an Approved Mental

 

Capacity Professional and that person accepts the referral.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This provides for two additional situations where a pre-authorisation review must be carried out

 

by an Approved Mental Capacity Professional.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

37

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the arrangements include the use of physical restraint, or

 

(d)    

the arrangements include the use of sedating medication, or

 

(e)    

a person interested in the cared-for person’s welfare has objected to

 

the arrangements, or

 

(f)    

the cared-for person owns or has the right to occupy a different

 

property to the property in respect of which the arrangements apply, or

 

(g)    

the cared-for person is receiving covert medication, or

 

(h)    

the cared-for person is restricted from having contact with named

 

persons, or

 

(i)    

the cared-for person is being detained in a mental health establishment

 

for the purposes of treatment of a mental disorder, or

 

(j)    

there is a less restrictive option for the cared-for person’s care or

 

residence available, or

 

(k)    

the cared-for person, or a person interested in the cared-for person’s

 

welfare, requests the review be by an Approved Mental Capacity

 

Professional.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for access to an Approved Mental Capacity Professional in specific

 

circumstances.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

39

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the arrangements provide for the cared-for person to receive care or

 

treatment, and it is reasonable to believe that the cared-for person does

 

not wish to receive the specific kinds of care or treatment which the

 

arrangements provide for, or

 

(d)    

it is reasonable to believe that the cared-for person does not wish to

 

receive care or treatment overall.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment broadens the criteria of objection in the Bill, so that it applies to objections to the

 

kinds of proposed care or treatment to be given, or to an overall objection to care or treatment.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 January 2019                  

6

 

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Caroline Dinenage

 

10

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  31,  leave out “(whether or not paragraph 21(2) applies)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 9.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

42

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  38,  leave out “if it appears to the Approved Mental

 

Capacity Professional to be appropriate and practicable to do so”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment varies the role of the AMCP so that they must meet with the cared-for person in

 

making their determination.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

40

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“23A      

If the Approved Mental Capacity Professional determines that—

 

(a)    

the authorisation conditions are not met, or

 

(b)    

that the authorisation conditions are met but that—

 

(i)    

the cared-for person or a person interested in the cared-for

 

person’s welfare objects to the arrangements, or

 

(ii)    

the cared-for person would wish to object to the arrangements

 

but cannot communicate an objection

 

            

the Approved Mental Capacity Professional must notify the responsible body

 

within 48 hours that a referral to the court is likely to be required.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires an AMCP to notify the responsible body within 48 hours if they

 

determine that the authorisation conditions are not met, or an objection has been raised to the

 

arrangements.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

26

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  14,  leave out “or 17(2)(b)(iii)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 20.

 

Steve McCabe

 

48

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  30,  leave out “12 months” and insert “3 months”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is designed to encourage reviews and appropriate authorisation by making it

 

harder to detain someone for such a lengthy initial period.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 January 2019                  

7

 

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Steve McCabe

 

49

 

Schedule  1,  page  18,  line  24,  leave out “12 months” and insert “3 months”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

44

 

Schedule  1,  page  18,  line  24,  leave out from “less” to end of sub-paragraph (1)(b)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment limits the period of renewal of any authorisation to twelve months.

 

Steve McCabe

 

50

 

Schedule  1,  page  18,  line  25,  leave out “3 years” and insert “6 months”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would limit renewal periods to a maximum of 6 months.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

27

 

Schedule  1,  page  18,  line  31,  leave out paragraph 30(b)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes provision for the responsible body to take on all functions relating to

 

renewal of deprivation of liberty in cases relating to care homes.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

28

 

Schedule  1,  page  19,  line  5,  leave out paragraphs 32 and 33

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 27

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

45

 

Schedule  1,  page  19,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

    “(2)  

In varying an authorisation, the responsible body may also consider—

 

(a)    

whether the cared-for person’s capacity is likely to fluctuate, and

 

(b)    

whether any restrictions imposed are necessary to prevent harm to the

 

cared-for person and proportionate to the likelihood of that harm, and

 

are likely to continue to be necessary for the duration of the

 

authorisation.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enhances safeguards around the variation of conditions by the responsible body.

 

It indicates that the responsible body should consider whether the person’s capacity may fluctuate,


 
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