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A Practitioner's Guide to Mental Health Law


ISBN13: 9780854901142
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00



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A Practitioner's Guide to Mental Health Law provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to a complex but fascinating area of law, covering matters of everyday concern to lawyers and other mental health professionals in a clear and easy-to-read format. Topics include:

  • An overview of the statutory and regulatory framework for mental health law
  • The impact of the ECHR on mental health law
  • The meaning of mental disorder
  • Law and procedure governing civil admissions to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Police powers in respect of the mentally disordered
  • Treatment of patients under Part IV of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Rules governing the admission to hospital and treatment of children and young persons
  • The rights of detained patients
  • Discharge powers available to responsible clinicians, nearest relatives and hospital managers
  • The constitution, role and powers of Mental Health Tribunals
  • Aftercare, guardianship and community treatment orders
  • Medical treatment and other decision-making under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Mental disorder and criminal law

The Guide also provides a glossary of key terms and participants in the legal process, a summary of the main differences between English and Welsh law and procedure, definitions and explanations of the main psychiatric disorders, and checklists covering the key procedural points in hospital admissions.

Subjects:
Mental Health Law, Discrimination Law, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill
Contents:

PART ONE: OVERVIEW OF THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983
Mental Health Act 1983 – Overview
Mental Disorder

PART TWO: CIVIL ADMISSIONS UNDER THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983
Civil Admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 – Legal Criteria
Civil Admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 – Procedure
Police Powers
Holding Powers

PART THREE: DETENTION AND TREATMENT UNDER THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983
Consequences of Detention under Part II of the Mental Health Act 1983
Medical Treatment Authorised under Part IV of the Mental Health Act 1983

PART FOUR: CRIMINAL ADMISSIONS UNDER THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983
Criminal Court Orders under Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983
Restriction Orders
Transfers from Prison to Hospital under Sections 47 and 48 of the Mental Health Act 1983
Hospital Directions under Section 45A of the Mental Health Act 1983

PART FIVE: TRIBUNALS AND DISCHARGE
Challenging the Lawfulness of Detention – Mental Health Tribunals, etc
Mental Health Tribunals – Rules of Procedure
Mental Health Tribunal Powers – Unrestricted Patients
Mental Health Tribunal Powers – Restricted Patients
Discharge Powers Provided by Section 23 of the Mental Health Act 1983

PART SIX: AFTER-CARE
After-care under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983
Community Treatment Orders
Guardianship

PART SEVEN: MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005
Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Overview
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

PART EIGHT: OTHER ASPECTS OF MENTAL HEALTH LAW
Children and Young People
Mental Disorder and Criminal Law
APPENDICES

Series: Wildy Practitioner's Guide

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