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Changes to mental health law.

THE "Right to Die" debate has obscured some far-reaching changes being proposed in mental health law, says a Coventry lawyer.

Eileen Loughridge a senior partner at Loughridge Bowler, in the Quadrant, says that while much has been written on the more sensational aspects of the Mental Capacity Act, other measures with huge implications for the elderly and infirm have been ignored.

Miss Loughridge said: "One of the most significant new measures will be the concept of a 'lasting power of attorney' which enables elderly people to appoint representatives who can take personal and health care decisions."
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 31, 2005
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