This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).
After section 130F of the Mental Health Act 1983 insert–
(1)The help available to a Welsh qualifying informal patient under arrangements under section 130E shall include help in obtaining information about and understanding–
(a)what (if any) medical treatment is given to him or is proposed or discussed in his case;
(b)why it is given, proposed or discussed;
(c)the authority under which it is, or would be, given.
(2)The help available under the arrangements to a Welsh qualifying informal patient shall also include–
(a)help (by way of representation or otherwise)–
(i)for patients who wish to become involved, or more involved, in decisions made about their care or treatment, or care or treatment generally;
(ii)for patients who wish to complain about their care or treatment;
(b)the provision of information about other services which are or may be available to the patient;
(c)other help specified in regulations made by the Welsh Ministers.”
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