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Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 37 – Duty to give information about independent mental health advocates to Welsh qualifying compulsory patients

66.The person(s) responsible for ensuring the patient understands that such help is available to them is known as the ‘responsible person’. Section 130K(2) defines who the responsible person is in relation to the different groups of Welsh qualifying compulsory patients. The responsible person must also provide written information regarding the IMHA service to the nearest relative, donee or deputy (if any) of a qualifying compulsory patient.

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