How DoLS became LPS.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is the procedure prescribed in law when it is necessary to deprive of their liberty a resident or patient who lacks capacity to consent to their care and treatment in order to keep them safe from harm.
In July 2018, the government published a Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which passed into law in May 2019. It replaces Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a scheme known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
Find out more about the new scheme and the key changes here.