The purpose of this paper is to assess the practical implications of a recent High Court ruling about the legality of a council's response to concerns that direct payments were being misused.
This is a review of a reported High Court decision.
The High Court upheld a council's unilateral response to its genuine concerns about misuse of direct payments but this was an extreme case. Normally, a far more inclusive approach to direct payments decision making is required.
This paper provides an interpretation of the judgment for practical application.
Mitchell, E. (2012), "Managing suspected misuse of direct payments: messages for practice from the High Court", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 35-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/14769011211202274Download as .RIS
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