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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Mental Health: Law and Practice 2nd ed isbn 9781846612404

Mental Health: The New Law

ISBN13: 9781846610745
New Edition ISBN: 9781846612404
Published: December 2007
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Mental Health: The New Law provides a comprehensive, authoritative and practical guide to the new legislation and its implications for lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and other mental health professionals.

This new book explains in clear terms the key changes in mental health law introduced by the new Act including:

  • The new definition of mental disorder, and the changes to the exclusions in relation to sexual deviancy
  • The changes to the ‘treatability’ test
  • The relevance of incapacity and impaired decision-making to decisions to detain and treat without consent
  • New powers concerning Supervised Community Treatment and extended leave
  • Changes in the law regarding sentencing of mentally disordered offenders
  • New provisions in relation to consent to treatment
  • New ‘Bournewood’ procedures to deprive mentally incapacitated adults of their liberty
  • Changes in procedures and personnel appearing before Mental Health Review Tribunals
  • Appendices to the book include the full text of the Mental Health Act 2007 and the supporting Code of Practice

Mental Health Law
Changes to the Conditions of Compulsion: The New Definition of Mental Disorder
Statutory Powers and Responsibilities: The Power and Duties of Mental Health Professionals, Relatives and Carers
Procedures for Detention of Non-offender Patients Under the Mental Health Act and Under the Mental Capacity Act
Supervised Community Treatment and Extended Leave
Powers to Detain Mentally Disordered Offenders in Hospital
Consent to Treatment for Mental Disorder
The Mental Health Review Tribunal
Criminal Offences under the Mental Health Act