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Q&A: Are the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DoLS) relevant to me as a dental practitioner?

Q. Are the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DoLS) relevant to me as a dental practitioner?
A: The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They apply in England and Wales only. Coming into effect in 2009, the DoLS are additional safeguards to protect the rights of people who are deprived of their liberty in their own best interests to protect their health and safety.

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