Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL]

Written evidence submitted by Lincolnshire County Council (MCAB48)

The following bullet points are on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council:

· There should be one process for all referrals to a responsible body and there should be no distinction for care home providers

· Clarity around the enhanced AMCP role when dealing with cases where objections etc are known

· Clarity around whether or not the AMCP decision is final in such cases

· Clarity around the Independent Reviewer role and who can fulfil this role

· Clarity about any time limits that are set within the Act for the process of approving an authorisation by the Responsible Body

· Clarity on who can fulfil the role of signatory for signing off authorisations within the Responsible Bodies

· Consideration should be given to the financial burdens placed upon the Local Authority and their partners to effectively administer LPS

Heather Blow, RGN,

MCA Lead

Lincolnshire County Council

January 2019


Prepared 16th January 2019