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Mental Health Act Manual 26th ed isbn 9780414115804

Mental Health Act Manual 25th ed

ISBN13: 9780414110014
New Edition ISBN: 9780414115804
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414091931
Published: September 2022
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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The Mental Health Act Manual has been fully updated to cover the latest case law and legislative developments.

Providing readers with a clear understanding of all aspects of the Mental Health Act 1983, the book is a vital tool for busy professionals requiring insight and guidance in the complex area of mental health law. The Act is reproduced alongside the associated Rules and Regulations, all carefully annotated by Richard Jones.

Key Features:

  • Written in a clear, practical style, designed to be accessible to both the medical and legal profession User-friendly style: primary and secondary legislation is annotated in the Parts with the analysis of important contextual aspects of mental health law located in the Annexes
  • Readers benefit from the expertise and advice of one of the most highly respected individuals in the field
  • Includes all the relevant primary and secondary legislation on mental health law with detailed annotations
  • An annotated version of the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 is reproduced.
  • Explains the impact of the 2007 Act, detailing how each section of the MHA 1983 has been affected. Provides guidance on the Code of Practice.

Mental Health Law
Table of Cases
Part 1 - Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018
Part 2 - Delegated Legislation
Part 3 - Practice and Procedure
Part 4 - Government Guidance
Part 5 - Human Rights Act 1998 995
Part 6 - Deprivations of Liberty—Mental Health Act 1983 or Mental Capacity Act 2005?
Appendix A - Further powers to restrain and/or detain mentally disordered patients
Appendix B - High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Visits by Children) Directions 2013
Appendix C - High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019
Appendix D - Law Society Practice Note—Representation before mental health tribunals