Section 3 of the mental health act 1983 – substantially amended in the year 2007.

The mental health act was published in the year 1983 and is a law that sets out when you can be detained, admitted and treated against your wishes. This is also known as being ‘sectioned’. About a quarter of patients are ‘sectioned’ under the mental health act and these patients are know as formal patients.… Continue reading Section 3 of the mental health act 1983 – substantially amended in the year 2007.