IMCA and paid relevant person's representative roles in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
SCIE Guide 41
Published: May 2011
This practice guidance describes the role of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) and paid representatives in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS).
- Introduction and ADASS endorsement
- Overview of the IMCA roles in the DOLS
- Who can take the IMCA roles?
- Section 39A IMCAs
- Section 39C IMCAs
- Section 39D IMCAs
- Instruction by the supervisory body
- DOLS IMCA roles and other IMCA roles
- Assessors working with IMCAs
- Records and reports
- IMCAs and assessments
- IMCA role if authorisation not granted
- Paid relevant person's representatives
- The role of the paid representative and 39C IMCA
- Reviews of the authorisation
- Taking formal action
- Applications for further authorisations
- When an authorisation ends
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