Mental Health Law Online
The internet resource on mental health law, and mental capacity law, for England & Wales. You can subscribe to free email updates, an email discussion list and a new online forum. Some additional news can be found on the Twitter feed or Facebook page. The online CPD scheme provides 12 hours for £60 and is suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers.
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- Edge Training: DOLS Mental Health Assessors Annual Refresher Course (online, 30/11/20)
- PELT: Introduction to using Court of Protection including s21A Appeals (online, 2/12/20)
- PELT: Getting ready for Liberty Protection Safeguards (online, 21/1/21)
- Edge Training: Level 3 Safeguarding Adults (online, 1-2 Feb 2021)
- PELT: Introduction to the MHA, Code and Tribunals (online, 10/2/21)
- PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully (online, 24/2/21)
- PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS (online, 3/3/21)
- PELT: Becoming a Mental Health Act Administrator - the basics (online, 10/3/21)
- PELT: Advanced course for Mental Health Act Administrators (online, 17/3/21)
- PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass (online, 24/3/21)
- PELT: Court of Protection and MCA Masterclass (online, 20/4/21)
News and updates
- 23/11/20: New, faster website server — MHLO pages now load in a fraction of a second, following last week's move to a lightning-fast server. Visit the new home page and let me know what you think on the new forum.
- 21/11/20: Case (Expert evidence guidance). AMDC v AG  EWCOP 58 — The court was critical of the jointly-instructed psychiatric reports in this case and provided detailed guidance on how experts' reports on capacity can best assist the court.
- 20/11/20: NHS commissioning. NHS England, 'Who Pays? Determining which NHS commissioner is responsible for making payment to a provider' (25/8/20) — "This revised Who Pays? guidance sets out a framework, for the NHS in England, for establishing which NHS organisation has responsibility for commissioning an individual’s care and which has responsibility for paying for that care. It is published for implementation by commissioners from 1 September 2020." There are four appendices: "Appendix 1 sets out the full dispute resolution process. Appendix 2 provides advice on defining ‘usually resident’. Appendix 3 is a one-page guide to what has moved where from 2013 Who Pays? to the 2020 version. Appendix 4, published separately in Word, contains templates for submissions made to the national team under the dispute resolution process."