MH16 Section 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983


Category
Mental Health Act
Code
MH16
Issue No
5

Target Audience

Approved mental health professionals, psychiatrists, A&E staff, mental health nursing staff – outside agencies, i.e. police

Purpose

For use as guidance / procedure to Trustwide staff, Acute Hospital staff & Police authorities in the use of section 136.

Origin

Lead Executive
Medical Director – Quality, Compliance and Assurance

Author and contact number
Mental Health Law Manager
01244 393167


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

10 July 2018

Review Date

10 July 2023

Approval Meeting

Patient Safety and Effectiveness Sub Committee

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