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Mental Health Act 

Mental Health Act
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Mental Health Act
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10.1093/med/9780198568988.003.0007
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date: 21 January 2020

The Mental Health Act Code of Practice 242

Involuntary detention 244

Court orders 248

Nurses’ holding powers: Section 5(4) 252

Mental Health Review Tribunals (MHRTs) 254

The Mental Health Act Commission (MHAC) 256

Aftercare under supervision (AUS) 258

At present, the Mental Health Act (England & Wales) 1983, covers the detention of patients into mental health services. The Code of Practice gives guidelines for best practice on the use of the Mental Health Act (MHA)....

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