This session examines adult
patients who are detained under the mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and their
right to visitors, including the right to be able to communicate with friends
and family on the telephone. It will also explore the circumstances under which
visitors can be restricted and the guidelines which are issued to healthcare
Providing an invaluable
insight for those who currently specialise in mental health law and tribunal
work or those who wish to do so, bite-size session will consider the following
- Right to be visited
- Visits which must
take place in private
arrangements for visits
- Excluding and
- Patients in
- Telephone communication
What are the requirements?
- Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
- This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).
- On completion of this course viewers will have a greater understanding of a patient’s right to visitors and will feel more confident when advising clients regarding this issue
What is the target audience?
- Mental health practitioners