A 'how to' book guiding clinicians through the mental health legislation that they need to understand and use in their daily practice, covering the Mental Health Act 1983 (and amendments from 2007, 2012 and 2014). This new edition includes significant new case law from the past two years and the newly revised MHA Code of Practice and Reference Guide.
Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; Preface to the fourth edition; Common abbreviations and terms; 1. Setting the scene, statutory law and the common law; 2. The Human Rights Act in clinical practice; 3. Capacity: the Mental Capacity Act and deprivation of liberty safeguards; 4. The Mental Health Act; 5. The Mental Health Act: part II (civil sections); 6. The Mental Health Act: part III (sections relating to courts and prisons); 7. Treatment orders and supervised community treatment; 8. The Mental Health Act: part IV (consent to treatment); 9. Appeals against detention/compulsion; 10. Special provisions in relation to minors; 11. How to become section 12 approved and/or an approved clinician; Appendix 1. Guidelines and forms for Wales; Appendix 2. Guidelines and forms for England; References; Index.