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Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010

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49Meaning of secondary mental health services

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(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, for the purposes of this Measure, a secondary mental health service is–

(a)a service in the form of treatment for an individual’s mental disorder which is provided under Part 1 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006;

(b)a service provided under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983;

(c)a community care service the main purpose of which is to meet a need related to an adult’s mental health;

(d)a service provided for a child under Part III of the Children Act 1989 the main purpose of which is to meet a need related to that child’s mental health.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), a service is not to be taken as provided under Part 1 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 if it is provided under–

(a)section 41 of that Act;

(b)a general medical services contract entered into by a Local Health Board under section 42 of that Act;

(c)arrangements for the provision of primary medical services entered into by a Local Health Board under section 50 of that Act;

(d)Schedule 1 to that Act.

(3)A service in the form of treatment for an individual’s mental disorder includes a service that, in the opinion of the person providing or making arrangements for the provision of the service, is intended to treat a mental disorder that the individual receiving the service is suspected to have.

(4)The Welsh Ministers may, by order –

(a)specify other services that are to be regarded as secondary mental health services for the purpose of any provision of this Measure;

(b)provide that services that would otherwise be regarded as secondary mental health services for the purpose of any provision of this Measure are not to be so regarded.

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