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What is a 'mental disorder'?

Abnormal state of mind.

Whether intermittent or continuous.

Delusions, perception, disorders of mood.

Pose serious danger to health or safety of that person or others.

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What is a restricted patient?

Subject to compulsory treatment.

Considered to present a danger to the public.

Patients - with mental health health issues - cannot be released into society.

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What is a special patient?

Patients deemed by way of court order CRIMINALLY insane.

Includes people on remand for psychiatric report.

Hazard to community... Criminals with mental health issues.

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What are DAO's?

Duly authorised officers.

Qualified nurses, specialised in area of mental health - received further training.

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When can you return a Compulsory treatment Patient (who is AWOL)?

3 months.

Can be returned/taken to hospital if apprehended within 3 months of going missing.

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What is a requirement for transporting a 1M when a DAO requests it?

Where police have been called to assist, the DAO will at all times physically accompany and monitor the patient.

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What is the time limit for detention for the purpose of a medical assessment/examination?

Six hours.

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Section 4 of the Mental Health Act 1992 states that no compulsory assessment or treatment of any person shall be ordered by reason only of...

Political/religious/cultural beliefs
Sexual preferences
Criminal/delinquent behaviour
Substance abuse
Intellectual disability

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What does Section 109 of the Mental Health Act 1992 give police the power to do?

Apprehend any person wandering at large in a public place, behaving in a manner that gives rise to a reasonable belief that they may be mentally disordered, and the member of police believes that apprehension is in the interest of the person or public.

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What does Section 41 of the Mental Health Act 1992 give police the power to do?

Assist a DAO so that they may assess a patient, or transport a patient for assessment or treatment.

Any member of police called upon in such circumstances may enter the premises by force if necessary and detain the person in those premises until the assessment examination has been conducted, or take the person to some other place nominated by the DAO for the purposes of a medical/assessment examination, and detain at that location until the examination has been conducted.

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What does section 110 of the Mental Health Act 1992 give police the power to do?

Assist a medical practitioner in detaining a patient for assessment/the administration of a sedative drug.

Any member of police called upon in such circumstances may enter the premises by force if necessary and detain the person in those premises until the assessment examination has been conducted, or take the person to some other place nominated by the medical practitioner for the purposes of a medical examination or an assessment examination, and detain at the location until the examination has been conducted.

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When detaining a person pursuant to the Mental Health Act 1992, what must you do?

Give them the rights/caution.