CPK - Mental Health Flashcards Preview

CIB/CPK Study Cards - email BHCC36 > CPK - Mental Health > Flashcards

Flashcards in CPK - Mental Health Deck (11)
Loading flashcards...
1
Q

You locate a person in a public place you believe they are acting mentally disordered. Under Section 109 what can you do?

A
  • Take person to station, Hospital or appropriate place
  • Arrange for medical
  • Once examine and no grounds for disorder must be released
  • Examiner believes in disorder must issue certificate
  • Can detain until exam completed or take somewhere else directed by examiner for exam
  • Only for 6 hrs or until exam completed
2
Q

For what reason can a DAO call Police to assist them?

A
  • Urgent exam needed
  • Person must go to exam but unwiling
  • Refusing to attend or absent without leave
  • Police may enter, show ID and detain for 6 hrs or until exam completed
  • May use reasonable force
  • Must not entered without a warrant if it practicable to obtain one
3
Q

What is the Police role under the Mental Health Act?

A
  • Responsibility rest of Mental Health Services Police assist where legislation allows
4
Q

What are some key words in the definition of a Mental disorder?

A
  • Abnormal state of mind
  • Delusions, disorders of mood and perception
  • Poses serious danger to that person and others
  • Seriously diminishes the capacity to care for themselves.
5
Q

If someone requests your assistances what checks should you make on that person?

A
  • Check their credentials

- Seek copies of assessment cert or Compulsory Treatment order

6
Q

If a person is being transported or needs to be transported for assessment under Section 9,11 or 13 can you use force?

A
  • DO NOT use force unless health professional has issued a notice
  • This must be explained to the person
  • Notice states times, place and who exam will be competed by
7
Q

In all situations you should only used force if?

A
  • It is justified, necessary and proportionate
  • DAO gives clear direction to
  • Patient or others will suffer harm
8
Q

Should you take a person to the station?

A
  • No unless violent or under arrest
  • Police station is not suitable for assessments
  • If you are asked to do this remember you are not obliged and the person should be taken to Hospital.
9
Q

What steps should be taken if you believe a person is 1M and requires a medical?

A
  • QP maybe reported missing from Mental facility
  • Known with 1M history call DAO for info
  • Determine if on leave from psychiatric ward if so leave could be revoked and returned
10
Q

Can you enter a property to detain a person believed to be mentally disordered?

A
  • No power to enter unless asked by DAO or medial practitioner
  • If action is needed seek DAO help or use other legislation
  • Can enter when requested by occupier
11
Q

There are 3 sections which apply to your power to take and detain as if it were a power of arrest. What are these?

A
  • S30 protects your K9 wrong person in good faith
  • S31 confers powers of arrest without warrant
  • S34 powers to assist constable if asked to do so

Decks in CIB/CPK Study Cards - email BHCC36 Class (69):