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Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010

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17Duty to coordinate provision of mental health services

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(1)For the purpose of improving the effectiveness of the mental health services provided to a relevant patient, a mental health service provider must take all reasonable steps to ensure that–

(a)different mental health services which it is responsible for providing for the patient are coordinated with each other;

(b)the mental health services which it is responsible for providing for the patient are coordinated with any other such services the provision of which is the responsibility of any other mental health service provider;

(c)the mental health services which it is responsible for providing are coordinated with any services related to mental health provided for the patient by a voluntary organisation.

(2)A mental health service provider may seek the advice of a patient’s care coordinator as to how the provider should discharge its duty under subsection (1).

(3)A care coordinator may at any time give advice to a mental health service provider as to how the provider should discharge its duty under subsection (1).

(4)A mental health service provider must have regard to any advice given under subsections (2) and (3) in discharging its duty under subsection (1).

(5)In this section mental health services are–

(a)secondary mental health services;

(b)services under Part 1 of this Measure;

(c)things done in the exercise of a local authority’s powers in section 8 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in respect of a person who is subject to the authority’s guardianship.

(6)In this section “voluntary organisation” means a body whose activities are carried on otherwise than for profit.

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