What happens when a resident under dies under Deprivation of Liberty | QCS

Dear Sheila,   I met another home owner the other day and she told me that if a resident dies in the home and there is a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards authorisation in place  I haver to inform the Coroner if the person dies. Is this correct?

Sheila Scott
Answered by Sheila Scott

Yes it is. This is something that is just being clarified. The law requires that if someone is “detained” then their death has to be reported to the Coroner. So if this happens call your local Coroner and they will guide you through the process. This can be a real shock for family and friends so make sure that they also know what is going to happen.

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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector. 3. Read more

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