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13.05.17 MHA sections

Sections

 Section Purpose People required
 Length
 Notes
 2 Assessment Section 12 approved doctor
 Another independent doctor (e.g. GP)
 AMHP
 28 days
 Can appeal easily; Must be heard within 1 week
 3 Treatment Section 12 approved doctor
 Another independent doctor (e.g. GP)
 AMHP
 6 months
 Must reassess after 3 months
 4 Emergency One doctor
 AMHP
 72 hours
 Not often used
 5(2) Doctor’s holding power Any doctor
 72 hours
 Used in hospital, if a person subsequently wants to leave
 5(4) Nurse's holding power Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse 6 hours
 
 135 Take to place of safety
 Magistrate  Applied for by AMHP
 Gives police officers the right to enter the property
 136 Take to place of safety
 Police  Must be in a public place


  • Section 12 approved doctor
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