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The Mental Health (Approval of Persons to be Approved Mental Health Professionals) (Wales) Regulations 2008

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End of approval

5.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, the approval of an AMHP will cease as soon as the period of the approval has expired.

(2) The approval of a person as an AMHP will cease before the period of approval has expired in the following circumstances—

(a)if that person ceases to carry out functions as an AMHP on behalf of the approving LSSA;

(b)if that person fails to meet any of the conditions attached to his or her approval in accordance with regulation 7;

(c)if, in the opinion of the approving LSSA, that person no longer possesses the relevant competencies;

(d)if that person no longer fulfils the professional requirements;

(e)if that person becomes approved as an AMHP by another LSSA;

(f)if that person makes a written request for cessation of approval.

(3) Following the end of an approval, the approving LSSA must notify that fact to any other LSSA for whom it knows that person has agreed to act as an AMHP.

(4) If the approval of a person as an AMHP ends in the circumstance provided in paragraph (2)(e) above, the new approving LSSA must notify that fact to the previous approving LSSA.

(5) Where an approving LSSA ends the approval of an AMHP under paragraph (2), that LSSA must immediately notify that person in writing of the date of the ending of and the reasons for ending that approval.

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