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Discussion paper: Designing a deprivation of liberty framework


Discussion paper: Designing a deprivation of liberty authorisation and regulation framework

While some restrictions that affect people with disability are authorised under existing legislation, some are not.

OPA believes that law reform is needed here, and to this end has produced a discussion paper outlining a possible framework by which deprivations of liberty could be minimised and, where necessary, lawfully authorised.

Disclaimer: This discussion paper represents the current thinking and preliminary views of the Office of the Public Advocate. It is designed to promote discussion and accordingly the views of the Office of the Public Advocate may change in the future.

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