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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Health Act 4th ed isbn 9781909726628

A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Health Act 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781909726246
New Edition ISBN: 9781909726628
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781908020505
Published: June 2014
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This is a 'how to' book guiding clinicians through the mental health legislation that they need to understand and use in their daily practice. It includes practical advice on detaining and treating patients, civil and court detentions, community treatment orders, consent to treatment and giving written and oral evidence for Mental Health Tribunals.

As well as the Mental Health Act 1983 and its amendments of 2007 and 2012 (as result of the Health and Social Care Act 2012), the book includes relevant aspects of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards).

The past two years have seen significant new case law that has a bearing on clinical decision-making, especially concerning the interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act and has aided clarification of deprivation of liberty.

This third edition also includes: new statutory instructions for requirements to become section 12 and/or Approved Clinician approved and new guidance for applying for approval; and the amendments to the Mental Health Tribunal rules and directions for reports. Tony Zigmond is a psychiatrist with many years experience of using the legislation in his clinical practice.

The book is written using the language of clinicians and includes practical answers to many of the questions regularly asked of the author during the many training courses for section 12 approval and Approved Clinician training that he has given. Written for clinicians - not lawyers!

Mental Health Law
Preface to the first edition.
Preface to the second edition.
Preface to the third edition.
Common abbreviations and terms.

Chapter 1, Setting the scene, statutory law and the common law.
Chapter 2, The Human Rights Act in clinical practice.
Chapter 3, Capacity: the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Chapter 4, The Mental Health Act.
Chapter 5, The Mental Health Act: Part II (civil sections)
Chapter 6, The Mental Health Act: Part III (sections relating to courts and prisons).
Chapter 7, Treatment Orders and Supervised Community Treatment.
Chapter 8, The Mental Health Act: Part IV Consent to treatment.
Chapter 9, Appeals against detention/compulsion.
Chapter 10, Special provisions in relation to minors.
Chapter 11, How to become section 12 approved and/or an Approved Clinician.
Appendix 1: Guidelines and forms for Wales.
Appendix 2: Guidelines and forms for England.