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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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The Mental Health Act 1959

63In section 22 for the words " A mental welfare officer" and " such an officer " there shall be substituted the words

An approved social workerand " such a social worker " respectively.

64In section 27 for the words " a mental welfare officer " wherever they occur, there shall be substituted the words

an approved social worker,

in subsection (1A) for the words " that officer " there shall be substituted the words

that social worker

and in subsection (2) for the words " that officer ", wherever they occur, and " such an officer " there shall be substituted respectively the words

that social workerand " such a social worker ".

65In section 29(2) for the words " a mental welfare officer " there shall be substituted the words

an approved social worker.

66In section 34(1)(c) for the words " mental welfare officer " there shall be substituted the words

approved social worker.

67In section 40(1) for the words "any mental welfare officer" there shall be substituted the words

any approved social worker.

68In section 42(3) for the words "a mental welfare officer" there shall be substituted the words

an approved social worker.

69In section 52(2) for the words " a mental welfare officer " and " such an officer " there shall be substituted respectively the words

an approved social workerand " such a worker ".

70In section 53(2) for the words " a mental welfare officer " there shall be substituted the words

an approved social worker.

71In section 54 for the words "a mental welfare officer" wherever they occur, there shall be substituted the words

an approved social worker

and in subsections (1) and (1C) of that section for the words " that officer " there shall be substituted the words

that social worker.

72In sections 63(1)(a), 92, 93(3), 135(1) and (4) and 136(2) for the words " a mental welfare officer " there shall be substituted the words

an approved social worker.

73In section 140(1)(a) for the words "mental welfare officer" there shall be substituted the words

approved social worker.

74In section 147(1) after the definition of " absent without leave " there shall be inserted—

'"approved social worker' means an officer of a local social services authority appointed to act as an approved social worker for the purposes of this Act; ".

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