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My most recent post covers the difficulty some police officers may have in nailing down the source of their legal authority to use reasonable force in various circumstances involving the Mental Health Act. There are various sources and unusually for police powers, some authorities are to detain adn convey are implicit rather than explicit and section 137 of the Mental Health Act contains these clues. Where doctors and nurses may think the authority is derived to undertake other coercive practices, is far less clear.
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UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
– The new Code came into effect on 01st April 2015
– Summarised highlights for police officers
– Please read chapters 16, 17, 27 and 28.
Temporary Reduction in Output!
I’m in the process of updating, tidying and re-indexing all 500+ posts on this blog. As such, I’ll be writing less until this is complete. I changed the ‘theme’ of the BLOG some months ago so this is well overdue and will ensure old posts don’t look odd!
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