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Mental Health: Law and Practice 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781846612404
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846610745
Published: March 2011
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £59.00

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Mental Health: Law and Practice provides a comprehensive, authoritative and practical guide to the operation of the Mental Health law in the UK.

This new edition builds on the success of Mental Health: The New Law (Jordans New Law Series) and includes the latest developments such as, the changes to the Mental Health Tribunal brought about by Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007; the MHA Code of Practice (2008); and an introduction to the Deprivation of Liberty provisions and accompanying Code.

Written by one of the country’s leading experts in mental health law, this new edition will provide a guide to the workings of the Mental Health Act and, so far as is relevant, the Mental Capacity Act.

Mental Health Law
Overview of the Mental Health Act 2007
Mental Disorder’ and the Availability of Appropriate Treatment
Statutory Powers and Responsibilities: the Powers and Duties of Mental Health Staff
Relatives, Independent Mental Health Advocates, and Hospital Managers
Powers of Detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
Detention of Mentally Disordered Offenders
Compulsory Powers in the Community
Discharge and review of the lawfulness of Detention by Mental Health Review Tribunals and the Courts
Consent to Treatment for Mental Disorder
Criminal Offences and Transfer of Patients Between Jurisdictions