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Mental Health Act 1983

Government of the United Kingdom Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides United Kingdom 31 December 1983 Legislation/regulation mental health care, mental health system

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Mental Health Act 1983 - INCLUDING AMENDMENTS BY THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2007.

This document is intended to show how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 will look as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007, which received Royal Assent on 19 July 2007.

It includes discussion of:
Compulsory Admission to Hospital and Guardianship;
Patients Concerned in Criminal Proceedings or Under Sentence;
Consent to Treatment;
Treatment of community patients not recalled to hospital;
Mental Health Review Tribunals;
Removal and Return of Patients Within United Kingdom, etc.;
Management of Property and Affairs of Patients;
Miscellaneous Functions of Local Authorities and the Secretary of State;
Offences.

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