Flashcards in Psychiatric Legislation Deck (17):
How does violence differ from aggression?
Aggression need not involve physical force/injury
What are the 4 main aspects of managing aggressive behaviour? (PRIP)
What are the criteria that must be met in order to detain someone under the Mental Health Act?
Suspected mental disorder
No alternative treatment
Risk to themselves/others
What counts as a mental disorder under the Mental Health Act?
Who can use an emergency certificate to detain someone?
Any registered medical practitioner
Who can use a short term detention and compulsory treatment order to detain someone?
Approved medical practitioner
When is emergency detention used?
Where it is necessary to detain a patient to fully assess their mental state to prevent risk to themselves and/or others
Emergency detention requires the approval of a mental health officer. True/False?
Recommended but can proceed without if urgent
How long does an emergency detention last for?
Emergency detention authorises treatment. True/False?
Only if it's an emergency
Short term detention requires approval from a mental health officer. True/False?
How long does a short term order last?
Short term detention authorises treatment. True/False?
A patient can appeal emergency and short term detentions. True/False?
Can appeal short term detention only
Who is required to verify a compulsory treatment order?
Mental health officer
Approved medical practioner
+1 other (usually GP)
How long does a compulsory treatment order last?
Up to 6 months