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The Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 7 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008

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1.  In this Schedule—

ASW” means an approved social worker as defined in section 145(1) of the 1983 Act immediately before the commencement day;

AMHP” means an approved mental health professional;

“commencement day” means 3rd November 2008;

LSSA” means a local social services authority;

“responsible clinician” means a responsible clinician as defined in section 34(1) in relation to Part 2 of the 1983 Act and in section 55(1) in relation to Part 3 of the 1983 Act;

RMO” means a responsible medical officer as defined in section 34(1) in relation to Part 2 of the 1983 Act and in section 55(1) in relation to Part 3 of the 1983 Act immediately before the commencement day;

RMP” means a registered medical practitioner;

“the Approval Regulations” means the Mental Health (Approved Mental Health Professionals) (Approval) (England) Regulations 2008(1);

“under 18 informal patient” means a person to whom section 56(5) of the 1983 Act applies.

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