Mental Health Act 2007 key features detail

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Definition
a single definition applies throughout the Act
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Compulsory detention
For people who are thought to be a danger to themselves or to others - rights of wider society and family
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Sectioning
Sets out processes and safeguards for patients with a mental disorder
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Professionals
More professionals trained to carry out duties under the Act
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Nearest relative (1)
Patients can make application to displace their nearest relative to represent them
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Nearest relative (2)
"Nearest relative" must be identified - will have certain powers under the Act
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SCT
Supervised Community Treatment - for patients following a period of detention in hospital - subject to recall to hospital if necessary
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ECT
Electro-convulsive therapy - new safeguards for patients
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Advocates
Duty for independent mental health advocates to be provided
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Age appropriate
Patients aged under 18 with mental disorder must be accommodated in an environment suitable for their age (subject to their needs)
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Initial detention
Processes to be followed for admission (informal/voluntary = without compulsory powers) however if thought to be a danger to themselves or others can be detained for up to 72 hours while a decision is made
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For people who are thought to be a danger to themselves or to others - rights of wider society and family

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Sectioning

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Nearest relative (1)

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