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16 December 2016

In re Briggs (Incapacitated Person) (Medical Treatment: Best Interests Decision) [2016] EWCOP 487, 8; 24 Nov 2016 Court of Protection Charles J

Mental disorder — Incapable person — Deprivation of liberty — Incapacitated person in minimally conscious state in hospital under deprivation of liberty authorisation — Application by personal representative to determine whether in person’s best interests to continue to receive clinically assisted nutrition and hydration necessary for survival — Whether application brought under correct statutory provision — Whether issue relating to medical treatment could be taken into account in applying best interest requirement in deprivation of liberty safeguards — Whether non-means tested l...

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