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Mental Health Act 1983

The principal legislation which governs the formal detention and care of “mentally disordered” people in hospital in England and Wales, is the Mental Health Act 1983.

On 3rd November 2008, a number of changes were made to the 1983 Act by the Mental Health Act 2007: these are reflected in what follows.

The 8 guiding principles of the 1983 Act are grouped under the following headings -empowerment, equity, effectiveness and efficiency. Further details can be found in the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales.
 
Updated September 2010

 

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