Author(s):Dr Guy Brookes, Dr Tim Branton and Dr Nick Brindle
The presence of specific safeguards within the MHA 1983 provides an important counterbalance to the extensive powers that are inherent in the Act.
Their effectiveness relies on professionals being both aware of the safeguards themselves and their responsibility to notify patients and Nearest Relatives of their rights under the Act.
This module considers some of the main safeguards specific to the Mental Health Act 1983 and its use in England.
The module covers:
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