Various circumstances can dictate the need for an independent investigation in to the NHS care and treatment of a mentally ill person. This can include homicide by an existing mental health patient but there is also wider discretion to determine that such an investigation is necessary. The pages linked here provide links to many independent […]
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An excellent query today from an experienced force mental health lead who does legal detail – was I aware of any considerations about the use of s135(1) or s136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) where someone lives in a tent? … and by “lives”, I mean has habitually slept in it as a […]
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Almost anywhere can be a Mental Health Act Place of Safety, in principle — Subsection 135(6) outlines the definition and it includes “any other suitable place”, once it has listed local social services accommodation, a hospital or a police station. Of course, this “any other suitable place” option is subject to certain qualifiying criteria, covered […]
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