When Must a Patient Consent to Treatment under the MHA
This course tackles the complicated issue of when a patient must consent to medical treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended, and will provide an invaluable insight or reminder for those in practice.
During this bite size session lecturer Steph Barber will discuss the definition of medical treatment and the circumstances in which compulsory treatment for detained patients can be carried out.
Consideration will also be given to situations where a second opinion or urgent treatment is required.
Primarily aimed at those specialising in mental health law and tribunal work, this course will also be of interest to those who wish to comply with the SRA standards for delivery of client services which dictate that practitioners must have “proper regard to your client's mental capacity or other vulnerability…….”. Consequently, all solicitors and practitioners, irrespective of their specialist area of law, should be able to demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues and how they provide a service to, for example, someone who is detained under the Mental Health Act ((Indicative Behaviour IB (1.6) and an understanding of the basic concepts of the Mental Health Act.
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