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1

when was it made

1983 (amended 2007)

2

what is excluded from mental health act as mental disorders

alcohol and substance misuse. LD unless aggressive and irresponsible

3

who is involved

approved mental health practitioner, section 12 approved doctor, approved clinician becomes responsible clinician, mental health act manager (lay person), mental health tribunal

4

section 2

28 days detention for ASSESSMENT

5

section 3

6 month detention for TREATMENT. can give treatment without consent for 3 months. if at this point still doesnt consent get second opinion approved doctor

6

what section is for leave of the patient under section 2

section 17. by the consultant

7

can ECT be given under section 3

cant give if not consented, but can give 2 as emergency

8

section 4

emergency section

9

police sections

135- warrant to enter someones property bring them somewhere safe for MHA Ax, 136- allows police officer to take someone presumed mental disorder to place of safety

10

section 5 (4)

6 hour holding power of the nurse

11

section 5 (2)

72 hour holding power of the doctor. at end of 72h must have MHA Ax or discharged

12

what is CTO (community treatment order)

eg if fail to take medicines and relapse come back to hospital.

13

if patient has been under section 3 what happens after

section 117- duty on health and social services to make sure all needs are met- housing benefits etc, looked after for as long as they need it