Serious Medical Treatment – Practice Guidance

The Vice-President of the Court of Protection, Hayden J, has published guidance on serious medical treatment applications in the Court of Protection.   It covers (1) situations in which consideration must be given as to whether an application should be made and (2) the court’s expectations in relation to the making and progress of an application.  It is expressly designed to operate until such time as it is superseded by the revised Code of Practice to the Mental Capacity Act.