Health and Social Care Bill 2010-12
For those interested in the Mental Capacity Act, it may save some trawling through the Bill to note that the amendments to be made are set out at Schedule 5, Part 1, para 47- 50 of the Bill (page 268-269), and it is para 50 that confirms that Local Authorities will be supervisory bodies for the purposes of DOLS authorisations in hospitals, in place of PCTs, and though there is no timeline for that transition, the longstop must be the abolition of PCTs, in April 2013 at the latest.
- Bruce Calderwood, Director of Mental Health and Disability, 'Mental Health Act 1983 - proposed amendments in the Health and Social Care Bill 2011' (Dept of Health Dear Colleague Letter, gateway ref 15451, 19/1/11)‡
- Department of Health website: Health and Social Care Bill 2011 (Internet Archive link)
- Health and Social Care Bill 2010-11 - Track the Bill's passage through Parliament