The Mental Health Act outlines those disorders of mind for which detention is permitted and sets out the nature and extent of the powers of the hospital authorities to detain a person for assessment and treatment of those disorders. It also makes provisions for guardianship, discharge and aftercare of patients and sets out arrangements for management of patient's property and affairs. This is a fully updated version of the Mental Health Act which includes amendments effected by other recent legislation such as the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, the Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1995, the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, the Care Standards Act 2000, the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 and other secondary legislation. Like all publications in the "Point of Law" series, this title presents the full text of each section of the Act, with a section-by-section explanation in plain English. It also provides a brief account of the background to the Act along with an analysis of the key issues and procedures which the Act will introduce.
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Book Description Stationery Office Books, 2001. Book Condition: Poor. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 4011642
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