MH23 Section 13(4) - Mental Health Act 1983 Request by nearest relative for a mental health act assessment


Category
Mental Health Act
Code
MH23
Issue No
2

Target Audience

All clinical staff

Purpose

The local authority will continue to respond to requests for the assessment of a person who might be suffering from a mental disorder and at risk, irrespective of the referrer’s status. However, Section 13.4 does place a statutory responsibility on Adult Services following a nearest relative request.

Origin

Lead executive
Chief Operating Officer

Author and contact number
Mental Health Act Lead Administrator
0151 482 7649


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

19 June 2015

Review Date

19 June 2016

Approval Meeting

Clinical Standards Sub Committee (CSSC)

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