COVID-19 – Temporary Changes to the Mental Health Act

/COVID-19 – Temporary Changes to the Mental Health Act

COVID-19 – Temporary Changes to the Mental Health Act

In order to function effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure that people remain safe and well, emergency legislation has been introduced to change the Mental Health Act.

You can find all information here at the Rethink website: https://www.rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/coronavirus-temporary-changes-to-the-mental-health-act/

A summary of changes include:

  • The number of doctors required to detain you under the Mental Health Act for assessment and treatment
  • How long you can be remanded to hospital for
  • Court orders for the detention of accused or convicted persons in hospital
  • Emergency detention of voluntary patients already in hospital
  • Transfer of prisoners to hospital
  • Continuation of treatment
  • Police holding powers
By |2020-03-24T05:31:59-06:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Legal, National|Tags: |0 Comments

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