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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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51After-care

(1)This section applies to persons who, having been detained under section 26 of the principal Act, or having been admitted to a hospital in pursuance of a hospital order made under section 60 of the principal Act, or having been transferred to a hospital in pursuance of a transfer direction given under section 72 or 73 of the principal Act, cease to be detained and leave hospital.

(2)It shall be the duty of the District Health Authority and of the local social services authority to provide, in co-operation with relevant voluntary agencies, after-care services for any person to whom this section applies.

(3)The duty laid down by subsection (2) above shall continue until the District Health Authority and the local social services authority are satisfied that the person concerned is no longer in need of such services.

(4)In this section " the District Health Authority " means the District Health Authority for the District, and " the local social services authority " means the local social services authority for the area, in which the person concerned is resident or to which he is sent on discharge by the hospital in which he was detained.

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