MH6 Receipt and scrutiny of detention papers


Category
Mental Health Act
Code
MH6
Issue No
4

Target Audience

All officers who are authorised to receive Mental Health Act detention papers on behalf of the Hospital Managers.

Purpose

To ensure that Mental Health Act detention [section] papers are received and scrutinised correctly by authorised officers so that patients are detained lawfully by way of compliance with the Mental Health Act Code of Practice [in respect of the application 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 482 7649


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

29 May 2015

Review Date

29 May 2016

Approval Meeting

Clinical Standards Sub Committee (CSSC)

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