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Care homes and the Mental Capacity Act

On 22nd November, the CQC published an inspection for a care home provider. The inadequate rating was partly related to the failure to use the MCA properly:

‘The registered manager did not have a clear understanding of the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Mental capacity assessments were poorly completed; information was repetitive.’

‘The registered manager's knowledge around best interest decision making was poor. They had failed to consider people's capacity, ability to consent and ensure decisions, such as do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) authorisations were made by those who had legal authority to do so.’

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