Section 13 MHA

I suspect, in just some ways, that section 13 of the Mental Health Act 1983 is the section that they really, Really don’t want you to know about, esp if you’re a police officer or paramedic who finds yourself dealing with mental health emergencies that may require consideration of using legal powers the police don’t […]

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Resisting and Refusing Conveyance

Various things have recently caused me to have to be concerned about assumptions by some that the police service is responsible for the conveyance to hospital (NB: not conveyancing – that’s what you do when you transfer the legal title of property!) of all mental health patients who are refusing to be conveyed, or resisting […]

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Like London Buses …

You know when you don’t get a question on section 5 of the Mental Health Act for ages and then three come along at once?! That … typical. It struck me the three queries grouped by theme would make a blog post, so where we go. As an introductory reminder, section 5 of the MHA […]

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