Alex Ruck Keene has published on his website Mental Capacity Law and Policy a summary of the report published by the Joint Committee (House and Lords) on the 26th November responding to the Governments proposals to change the Mental Capacity Act, specifically around Dols standards and who makes decisions.

In brief, like the vast majority of professionals, they agree that giving the role of decision maker to Home Managers could be a conflict of interests.

The summary can be read here.

Let us hope that the Government listens to the concerns of the many!