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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Definition of Mental Disorder

    1. 1.Replacement of " subnormality " by " mental impairment"

    2. 2.Other amendments of definition of mental disorder

  3. Part II Compulsory Admission to Hospital and Guardianship

    1. Admission to hospital

      1. 3.Admission for assessment

      2. 4.Admission for treatment

      3. 5.Medical recommendations

      4. 6.Patients already in hospital

    2. Reception into guardianship

      1. 7.Guardianship applications

      2. 8.Effect of guardianship applications

    3. Care and treatment of detained patients

      1. 9.Visiting and examination of patients

      2. 10.Re-classification of patients

      3. 11.Leave of absence and patients absent without leave

    4. Duration of detention or guardianship and discharge of patients

      1. 12.Duration of authority for detention and guardianship

      2. 13.Discharge of patients

    5. Functions of relatives of patients

      1. 14.Definition of relative and nearest relative

      2. 15.Appointment by court of acting nearest relative

    6. Applications and references

      1. 16.Applications by mental welfare officers

      2. 17.Social reports

      3. 18.Power of Secretary of State to refer cases to tribunal

  4. Part III Patients Concerned in Criminal Proceedings etc.

    1. Hospital orders

      1. 19.Power to make hospital order

      2. 20.Applications in respect of patient subject to hospital order

      3. 21.Committal for hospital order

    2. Transfer directions

      1. 22.Removal to hospital of persons serving sentences of imprisonment etc.

      2. 23.Removal to hospital of other prisoners

      3. 24.Persons under sentence

      4. 25.Persons committed for trial etc.

      5. 26.Persons remanded by magistrates' courts

      6. 27.Civil prisoners and persons detained under the Immigration Act 1971

    3. Orders and directions restricting discharge

      1. 28.Restriction orders and restriction directions

    4. Remands to hospital and interim hospital orders

      1. 29.Remand to hospital for report on accused's mental condition

      2. 30.Remand of accused person to hospital for treatment

      3. 31.Interim hospital orders

    5. Information and evidence

      1. 32.Information as to hospitals

      2. 33.Reports by medical practitioners etc.

    6. Mental condition of persons accused of murder

      1. 34.Amendments of Bail Act 1976 etc.

  5. Part IV Removal of Patients to and from the United Kingdom

    1. 35.Removal of alien patients etc.

    2. 36.Removal of patients to Channel Islands or Isle of Man

    3. 37.Patients removed from Channel Islands or Isle of Man

    4. 38.Patients absconding from hospital in Channel Islands or Isle of Man

  6. Part V Mental Health Review Tribunals

    1. 39.Powers and procedure of tribunals

    2. 40.Duty of managers of hospitals to refer cases to tribunal

    3. 41.Applications to tribunal by patients under the age of sixteen

  7. Part VI Consent to Treatment

    1. 42.Preliminary

    2. 43.Treatment requiring consent and a second opinion

    3. 44.Treatment requiring consent or a second opinion

    4. 45.Plans of treatment

    5. 46.Withdrawal of consent

    6. 47.Review of treatment

    7. 48.Urgent treatment

    8. 49.Treatment not requiring consent

    9. 50.Extension of section 43 and related provisions to voluntary patients

  8. Part VII Miscellaneous and Supplementary

    1. 51.After-care

    2. 52.Correspondence of patients

    3. 53.Code of practice

    4. 54.Practitioners approved for purposes of Part VI and s. 53

    5. 55.General protection of detained patients

    6. 56.Mental Health Act Commission

    7. 57.Duty of managers of hospitals to give information to detained patients

    8. 58.Duty of managers of hospitals to inform nearest relative of discharge of detained patient

    9. 59.Management of property and affairs of patients

    10. 60.Protection for acts done in pursuance of the principal Act and this Act

    11. 61.Replacement of mental welfare officers by approved social workers

    12. 62.Electoral registration of patients

    13. 63.Definition of hospital and medical treatment

    14. 64.Minor amendments

    15. 65.Consequential amendments and repeals

    16. 66.Orders and regulations

    17. 67.Expenses

    18. 68.Interpretation and supplementary provisions

    19. 69.Commencement and transitional provisions

    20. 70.Short title and extent

  9. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Discharge of Restricted Patients

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.In this Schedule— " restricted patient " means a patient...

      2. Right to apply to Mental Health Review Tribunal

        1. 2.A restricted patient detained in a hospital may apply to...

      3. Reference by Secretary of State

        1. 3.(1) The Secretary of State may at any time refer...

      4. Discharge of patients

        1. 4.Section 123(1) of the principal Act shall not apply in...

        2. 5.(1) Where an application to a Mental Health Review Tribunal...

        3. 6.(1) Where an application to a Mental Health Review Tribunal...

      5. Further consideration of case of conditionally discharged patient

        1. 7.(1) Where a restricted patient has been conditionally discharged under...

      6. Procedure and composition of tribunals

        1. 8.(1) Rules under section 124 of the principal Act may...

      7. Persons treated as restricted patients

        1. 9.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the foregoing...

    2. Schedule 2

      Electoral Registration and Voting in Case of Voluntary Mental Patients

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— "the Act of 1949" means the Representation...

      2. Registration of voluntary mental patients

        1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, a person who on...

      3. Patient’s declaration

        1. 3.(1) A voluntary mental patient may make a declaration under...

      4. Effect of patient's declaration

        1. 4.(1) A voluntary mental patient whose patient's declaration is made...

      5. Local government elections

        1. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, no patient's declaration shall...

      6. Offences

        1. 6.Section 49 of the Act of 1949 shall have effect...

      7. Voting by post

        1. 7.(1) A person who is registered by virtue of a...

      8. Supplementary

        1. 8.This Schedule and the Act of 1949 shall have effect...

    3. Schedule 3

      Consequential Amendments

      1. Part I

        1. The Mental Health Act 1959

          1. 1.In sections 27(1), 29(1) and (2), 30(1)(b) and .32(1) for...

          2. 2.In section 33— (a) after subsection (2) there shall be...

          3. 3.In section 41(2)(a) for the word " observation " there...

          4. 4.In section 42(3) for the words " the interests of...

          5. 5.In sections 47(3) and 52(4) for the word " observation"...

          6. 6.In section 59— (a) in subsection (1), in paragraph (a)...

          7. 7.In section 60(2) for the words " severe subnormality" there...

          8. 8.In section 65— (a) in subsections (2) and (3) for...

          9. 9.In section 66— (a) in subsection (1) for the words...

          10. 10.In section 67— (a) in subsections (1)(b), (3)(a) and (4)...

          11. 11.In section 68(2) for the words "an order restricting his...

          12. 12.In section 71(4) for the words " an order restricting...

          13. 13.In section 72(1)(a) for the words " subnormality or severe...

          14. 14.In section 73(1) for the words " severe subnormality "...

          15. 15.In section 74— (a) in subsection (1) for the words...

          16. 16.In section 75— (a) in subsection (1) for the words...

          17. 17.In section 76— (a) in subsection (1) for the words...

          18. 18.In section 80(4) for the words " an order restricting...

          19. 19.In section 81— (a) in subsection (2)(a) for the words...

          20. 3.(a) in subsection (2)(d) for the words " an order...

          21. 21.In section 87— (a) in subsection (2)(a) for the words...

          22. 22.In subsection (2)(a) of section 123 for the words "...

          23. 23.In section 140(2) for the words "an order under Part...

          24. 24.In section 147(1) after the definition of "patient" there shall...

          25. 25.In Schedule 3— (a) for the entry in the third...

          26. 26.In Schedule 6— (a) in paragraph 12(3) for the words...

        2. The Army Act 1955

          1. 27.In section 116(7)— (a) for the words " detention in...

        3. The Air Force Act 1955

          1. 28.In section 116(7)— (a) for the words "detention in a...

        4. The Sexual Offences Act 1956

          1. 29.In section 45 for the words from " severe subnormality...

        5. The Naval Discipline Act 1957

          1. 30.In section 71(6)— (a) for the words " detention in...

        6. The Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960

          1. 31.In section 73— (a) in subsection (2)(a) for the words...

        7. The Administration of Justice Act 1960

          1. 32.In section 5— (a) after subsection (4) there shall be...

        8. The Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964

          1. 33.In paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1 for the words "an...

        9. The Sexual Offences Act 1967

          1. 34.In section 1— (a) in subsection (3) for the words...

        10. The Criminal Justice Act 1967

          1. 35.In section 72— (a) in subsection (1)(b) after the words...

        11. The Criminal Appeal Act 1968

          1. 36.In section 8 after subsection (3) there shall be inserted—...

          2. 37.In section 11 after subsection (4) there shall be inserted—...

          3. 38.In section 14(2)— (c) for the words " detention in...

          4. 39.In section 37— (a) after subsection (4) there shall be...

          5. 40.In section 50(1) for the words " an order restricting...

          6. 41.In Schedule 1— (a) in paragraph 2 for the words...

          7. 42.In Schedule 3, in paragraph 2, for the words "...

        12. The Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968

          1. 43.In section 23— (a) in subsection (2)(a) for the words...

        13. The Children and Young Persons Act 1969

          1. 44.In section 2(10) for the words " the court may...

        14. The Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

          1. 45.At the end of Schedule 1 there shall be inserted—...

        15. The Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1973

          1. 46.In section 3(7) after " 1959" there shall be inserted...

          2. 47.In section 18(1)(c) for the words " an order restricting...

        16. The Juries Act 1974

          1. 48.In Schedule 1, for Group D there shall be substituted—...

        17. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

          1. 49.In section 5(7) for the words " an order restricting...

        18. The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975

          1. 50.In section 13— (a) in subsection (1)(b) after the words...

          2. 51.In section 322— (a) in subsection (1)(b) after the words...

        19. The Nursing Homes Act 1975

          1. 52.In section 3(2)(c) after the words "the Mental Health Act...

          2. 53.In section 10(2) after the words " the Mental Health...

        20. The Adoption Act 1976

          1. 54.In section 32(3)(c) for the words " the said Act...

        21. The National Health Service Act 1977

          1. 55.In section 4 after the words " the Mental Health...

          2. 56.In section 105(1) for the word " observation " there...

        22. The Foster Children Act 1980

          1. 57.In section 2(5) after the words "the Mental Health Act...

        23. The Limitation Act 1980

          1. 58.In section 38(4)— (a) in paragraph (a) after the words...

        24. The Contempt of Court Act 1981

          1. 59.In section 14(4)— (a) after " 1959 " there shall...

          2. 60.After section 14(4) there shall be inserted—

        25. The Supreme Court Act 1981

          1. 61.In section 48— (a) in subsection (6)(a) for the words...

        26. The Armed Forces Act 1981

          1. 62.In section 13(1), (2)(a) and (6)(c) for the word "...

      2. Part II

        1. The Mental Health Act 1959

          1. 63.In section 22 for the words " A mental welfare...

          2. 64.In section 27 for the words " a mental welfare...

          3. 65.In section 29(2) for the words " a mental welfare...

          4. 66.In section 34(1)(c) for the words " mental welfare officer...

          5. 67.In section 40(1) for the words "any mental welfare officer"...

          6. 68.In section 42(3) for the words "a mental welfare officer"...

          7. 69.In section 52(2) for the words " a mental welfare...

          8. 70.In section 53(2) for the words " a mental welfare...

          9. 71.In section 54 for the words "a mental welfare officer"...

          10. 72.In sections 63(1)(a), 92, 93(3), 135(1) and (4) and 136(2)...

          11. 73.In section 140(1)(a) for the words "mental welfare officer" there...

          12. 74.In section 147(1) after the definition of " absent without...

        2. The Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960

          1. 75.In section 83(3)(a) for the words " mental welfare officer"...

        3. The National Health Service Act 1977

          1. 76.For paragraph 2(1)(d) of Schedule 8 there shall be substituted—...

    4. Schedule 4

      Repeals

      1. Part I

    5. Schedule 5

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. Definition of mental disorder

        1. 1.Sections 1 and 2 of this Act, and the amendments...

      2. Admission to hospital

        1. 2.Sections 3 to 5 of this Act, and the amendments...

      3. Reception into guardianship

        1. 3.Where on the day on which section 7 of this...

        2. 4.Section 8 of this Act has effect in relation to...

      4. Duration of detention or guardianship

        1. 5.The amendment by section 12 of this Act of section...

      5. Discharge of patients

        1. 6.Section 13(1) of this Act does not apply to a...

      6. Nearest relative

        1. 7.Where at any time before the coming into force of...

      7. Applications by persons subject to hospital orders

        1. 8.Section 20(2) of this Act and the corresponding repeal in...

      8. Transfer directions

        1. 9.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, sections 24 to 27...

      9. Restriction orders and directions

        1. 10.(1) The amendment by subsection (1) of section 28 of...

      10. Removal of alien patients etc.

        1. 11.Subsection (3) of section 35 of this Act does not...

      11. Duty of managers to refer cases to tribunal

        1. 12.Subsection (1) of section 40 of this Act does not...

      12. Consent to treatment

        1. 13.(1) Subsection (3) of section 44 of this Act shall...

      13. Duty of managers to give information to detained patients

        1. 14.In the case of a patient who is detained at...

      14. Time for applications to tribunal by persons under sixteen

        1. 15.The repeals by this Act in sections 31(4), 34(5) and...

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