Guardianship: Background Paper - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. A number of jurisdictions have introduced legislative schemes which allow a designated person, or a combination of people, to authorise another person's deprivation of liberty in a residential care setting thereby permitting actions that would otherwise constitute assault and false imprisonment. This background paper contains brief descriptions of some of those legislative schemes.

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Publisher : 
Victorian Law Reform Commission
Date published: 
04 May 2012
Number of pages: 
22

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