Policy and legislation Policing and Crime Act 2017 The Policing and Crime Act (PCA) 2017 received royal assent on 31 January 2017. Deprivation of liberty safeguards One of the Act's key provisions affecting the nature and conduct of inquests is s178. This section amends Coroners and Justice Act (CJA) 2009 s48, and the provisions commencing on 3 April 2017 (Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No 1 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 SI No 399) now exclude from the definition of 'state detention' persons who are subject to Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 deprivation of liberty safeguard (DoLS) provisions. The ...