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|DHSC, 'Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities' (1/4/20)||Guidance • Coronavirus resource||
Care Act "easements"
"This guidance sets out how Local Authorities can use the new Care Act easements, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to ensure the best possible care for people in our society during this exceptional period." The first sentences of the changes (which are each followed by "however"-type sentences) are: (1) Local Authorities will not have to carry out detailed assessments of people’s care and support needs in compliance with pre-amendment Care Act requirements. (2) Local Authorities will not have to carry out financial assessments in compliance with pre-amendment Care Act requirements. (3) Local Authorities will not have to prepare or review care and support plans in line with the pre-amendment Care Act provisions. (4) The duties on Local Authorities to meet eligible care and support needs, or the support needs of a carer, are replaced with a power to meet needs.
|HMPPS, 'Mentally disordered offenders - the restricted patient system' (22/12/17)||Guidance||
Overview of restricted patient system
"This guidance provides stakeholders (including patients and their families, victims, Responsible Clinicians and other report writers and multi-disciplinary team members) with an overview of the restricted patient system in England and Wales and the role of the Secretary of State for Justice and the Mental Health Casework Section (MHCS) in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)."
|OPG, 'How to register an EPA during the coronavirus outbreak' (27/4/20)||Guidance • Coronavirus resource||
EPA registration guidance
"If you need to register an EPA now, you can still do so while observing government guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding."
|Welsh Government, 'Coronavirus: guidance for Local Health Boards and Independent Hospitals in Wales exercising Hospital Managers' discharge powers under the Mental Health Act 1983' (14/4/20)||Guidance • Coronavirus resource||
Welsh guidance hospital managers' discharge power
"This guidance is provided to assist Local Health Boards (LHB's) and Independent Hospitals in Wales exercising Hospital Managers’ discharge powers under the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act) during this exceptional period."