On 1st October 2020 the Liberty Protection Safeguards (‘LPS’) will come into force, replacing DoLS to provide a new legal framework for deprivation of liberty, imposing new responsibilities upon private hospitals and requiring new working arrangements between private hospitals and local authorities and clinical commissioning groups. This masterclass will equip private hospitals effectively to implement the LPS.
The LPS system introduces new structures, roles, and responsibilities, including new relationships between local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and private hospitals. The LPS system contains a mandatory additional level of scrutiny of all authorisations relating to deprivation of liberty in private hospitals, through Approved Mental Capacity Professionals.
Key Learning Objectives
- Understanding when LPS authorisations will be required in private hospitals
- Understanding the core changes between DoLS and the LPS, including the new responsibilities and new professional roles
- Understanding the authorisation process
- Understanding how to coordinate with responsible bodies and work with Approved Mental Capacity Professionals
- Understanding the interface between the LPS and the Mental Health Act 1983 in both medical and psychiatric hospital settings
- How to prepare to implement LPS on 1 October 2020
- How to prepare for monitoring under LPS
This masterclass will:
- Outline the legal and procedural changes
- Provide practical advice and case examples to help independent hospitals prepare for the new system.
Key issues covered include:
- When LPS authorisations will be required in private hospitals, given the specific definition of deprivation of liberty given by the courts in the healthcare setting
- The core changes between DoLS and the LPS, including the new responsibilities and new professional roles
- The authorisation process and coordinating with responsible bodies
- Working with Approved Mental Capacity Professionals
- The interface between the LPS and the Mental Health Act 1983 in both medical and psychiatric hospital settings
- Transition arrangements
- Preparing for monitoring under LPS
Case studies and interactive sessions will be used to make the course memorable and enjoyable.