Conveyance of Mentally Ill Person from their Property: Which Legislation to Use? Mental Capacity Act (MCA) or Mental Health Act (MHA) or Court of Protection
- *Corresponding Author:
- Farooq Khan
Consultant Psychiatrist, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
West Hub CMHT, Ashcroft Unit, The Moorings, Lodge Road, Hockley
Birmingham, B18 5SD, UK
Tel: 44 121 685 6140
E-mail: [email protected]
Rec date: Apr 20, 2016; Acc date: May 05, 2016; Pub date: May 07, 2016
Citation: Khan F, Chithiramohan A (2016) Conveyance of Mentally Ill Person from their Property: Which Legislation to Use? – Mental Capacity Act (MCA) or Mental Health Act (MHA) or Court of Protection. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 5:297. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000297
Copyright: © 2016 Khan F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aim and methods: The aim of this review is to consider the appropriate use of either legislation the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) or the Mental Health Act (MHA) or Court of Protection to transfer the patient/person from one accommodation to another for the purposes of care they need. The methodology used for this article is review of literature. Results: Conveyance of the person from one place to another poses a number of conflicting issues in terms of mental capacity, their independence, liberty and balancing with safety and protection of the person. MCA (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards), MHA (various sections 2 and 3, Guardianship Order) and Court of Protection can be used appropriately for the individuals concerned and situations that demand at the point of assessment. Clinical implications: Admissions to acute hospitals and mental health institutions that sometimes take place out of hours can be prevented to certain degree. If appropriate placement plans are made and adequate discussions are carried out to use MCA, MHA or Court of Protection then people would be appropriately placed in safe environment.