What is Section 16 of the Mental Health Act?

This section was added to the act by the Mental Health Act 2007. It prevents the Court of Protection from making provision for an adult to be deprived of his/her liberty under this act if they are “ineligible”.

What is Section 15 of the Mental Health Act?

15 Rectification of applications and recommendations.

(b)that recommendation, and the other recommendation on which the application is founded, together comply with those provisions.

How long can you be held under the Mental Health Act?

Up to 28 days.

The section can’t normally be extended or renewed. But you may be assessed before the end of the 28 days to see if sectioning under section 3 is needed.

What is Section 24 Mental Health Act?

24Advance decisions to refuse treatment: general

(b)at that time he lacks capacity to consent to the carrying out or continuation of the treatment, the specified treatment is not to be carried out or continued.

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What is Section 63 of the Mental Health Act?

Section 63 states that (for detained psychiatric patients) consent for medical treatment for patients’ mental disorder is not required. The treating clinician responsible for a patient decides what this medical treatment entails.

What is a Section 117 meeting?

Section 117 of the Mental Health Act says that aftercare services are services which are intended to: meet a need that arises from or relates to your mental health problem, and. reduce the risk of your mental condition getting worse, and you having to go back to hospital.

What is Section 17 of the Mental Health Act?

Section 17 of the Mental Health Act allows detained patients to be granted leave of absence from the hospital in which they are detained. Leave is an agreed absence for a defined purpose and duration and is accepted as an important part of a patient’s treatment plan.

Who can Authorise Section 17 leave?

Only the doctor in charge of your care, known as your responsible clinician (RC) is allowed to authorise leave. This is usually your consultant, but may be another doctor, if your doctor is away from the hospital for more than a few days.

Who can revoke Section 17 leave?

You should be given a copy of the Section 17 leave form that sets out these conditions so you’re clear what they are. The responsible clinician can revoke your leave and make you come back to hospital at any time.

What’s the difference between Section 2 and 3 of the Mental Health Act?

2 Mental Health Act lasts for 28 days, and its main purpose is to assess a patient in hospital (although it does also permit treatment). S. 3 MHA lasts for a maximum of 6 months, and is for the purpose of treatment.

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What is the maximum time a patient can be detained under Section 4 of the MHA?

Section 4 allows emergency detainment for the purpose of assessment for a duration of up to 72 hours. The application can be made by the nearest relative or an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) and must be supported by one doctor.

What is a mental disorder Mental Health Act 2007?

The 2007 Act removes all these distinctions and simply defines mental disorder as being ‘any disorder or disability of the mind’.

What is Section 25 Mental Health Act?

25 Restrictions on discharge by nearest relative. E+W. (b)no further order for the discharge of the patient shall be made by that relative during the period of six months beginning with the date of the report.

What is T2 and T3 medication?

Consent to Treat (CTT)

It lists all the psychiatric medication that can be given either on a form T2 (patient consents) or on form T3 (no consent), which the SOAD completes. A CTO has slightly different rules (can have 1 month extra) so double check if a CTT is required on recall.

What is a Section 62 form?

Section 62 allows for urgent treatment to be given to detained patients in advance of the Section 58 safeguards. A Second Opinion Appointed Doctor should normally have been requested before Section 62 is used.

What is Section 57 Mental Health Act?

Section 57 of the Mental Health Act 1983 relates to certain forms of medical treatments for mental disorder which require both consent and a second opinion.