MH1 Section 5(4) - Mental Health Act 1983 Nurse’s holding power


Category
Mental Health Act
Code
MH1
Issue No
5

Target Audience

Approved clinicians, nurses in charge, approved mental health professionals, inpatient staff, MHA Administrators

Purpose

To facilitate compliance by relevant professionals with the requirements in respect of the holding powers of nurses under section 5(4) of the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007.

Origin

Lead executive
Medical Director

Author and contact number
Mental Health Act Team Manager
0151 357 7631


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

29 May 2015

Review Date

29 May 2016

Approval Meeting

Clinical Standards Sub Committee (CSSC)

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