LEGAL LEARNING SESSION: Navigating the boundary between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act (Adults)

11:30 - 12:45

The interface between the Mental Health Act (MHA) and Mental Capacity Act (MCA) can be difficult to implement in practice. This is because it is complex to understand which piece of legislation to follow in a hospital or community setting when admission or care and treatment might lead to an individual being deprived of their liberty. Attend to understand:

  • The scope of the MHA and MCA
  • The key differences between the two pieces of legislation
  • How to decide which regime to follow in different scenarios

Please note there is a fee of £29 + VAT to reserve your place at this session.

Elmari Bishop, Mental Capacity Act consultant and lecturer, Bournemouth University