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Mental Health Tribunals: Law, Policy and Practice

ISBN13: 9781853287350
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £69.95

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This practical book provides all professionals, particularly legal representatives, with an accessible and up-to-date guide to Mental Health Tribunals, including:-

  • a concise overview of the human rights and policy background
  • analysis of the legal definition of mental disorder and use of compulsory powers
  • a clear statement of the Tribunal powers applicable to offender and non-offender patients, unrestricted patients, and community patients
  • a chronological account of the procedure and operation of the Tribunals
  • an outline of the typical procedural steps for a patient’s representative
  • review of the public funding position.
The authors explain where the law, rules and procedures differ between England and Wales, and the rules for each Tribunal are conveniently set out in comprehensive appendix materials.

This book will be invaluable to those seeking accreditation or re-accreditation under the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.

Mental Health Law
1. Mental health detention: law, policy, and international human rights
2. The origins and role of mental health tribunals
3. The definition of mental disorder and the criteria for compulsion
4. Non-offender patients: detention, discharge and review
5. Offender patients: detention, discharge and review
6. Community care, guardianship, and community treatment orders: compulsory powers, discharge and review
7. Tribunal powers and duties in relation to unrestricted patients and community patients
8. Tribunal powers and duties in relation to restricted patients
9. Tribunal procedure: pre-hearing procedure
10. Tribunal procedure: statements and reports
11. Tribunal procedure: hearing procedure
12. Challenging a decision
13. Tribunal representation
14. Public funding