In our July Health Legal Update we provided a headline summary on the changes to Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulations.

For those specifically interested in DOLS the key change is as follows:  

  • Previously notification of applications for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to apply were required both at the point that an application or request was made and at the point that the outcome of the application/request was known  

The amendment would simplify this arrangement so that providers notify the CQC of an application/request for DOLS to apply at the same time as giving notification of the outcome of such an application or request. This would include whether the application or request has been preceded by an urgent self-authorisation. The outcome of an application/request would include the withdrawal of an application.