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Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 9 – Conduct of primary mental health assessments

16.Where a primary mental health assessment is required to be undertaken, that assessment will identify two things:

  • local primary mental health treatment which might improve or prevent a deterioration in the person’s mental health; and

  • any other services which might improve or prevent a deterioration in the person’s mental health.

17.Assessments may only be conducted by a practitioner who is eligible to undertake such an assessment; eligibility will be determined by regulations made under section 47 of the Measure.

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