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  • Hyperguide to the Mental Health Act - This site is believed to be the longest running site on mental health law, set up in April 1996. The site is no longer actively updated, but many users continue to find it useful as a basic guide to the Mental Health Act 1983.

  • Institute of Mental Health Law - Membership may be required to access some of the material.

  • Mental health (amendment) act 1994 - The Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1994 amends section 145(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983. Published on the Web by Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO), part of the Cabinet Office. Information is also provided on how to buy a copy of the Act, and how to obtain an official copy.

  • Mental health (amendment) (Scotland) act 1999 - The Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1999 authorises hospital managers to continue to hold, expend and dispose of the property of persons to whom section 94(1) of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 no longer applies. Published on the Web by Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO), part of the Cabinet Office.

  • Mental health (detention) (Scotland) act 1991 - The Mental Health (Detention)(Scotland)Act 1991 amends the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 with respect to short-term detention of patients in hospital and the determination of applications for admission to hospital. Published on the Web by Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO), part of the Cabinet Office.

  • Mental health (patients in the community) act 1995 - The Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1995 makes "provision for certain mentally disordered patients in England and Wales to receive after-care under supervision after leaving hospital; to provide for the making of community care orders in the case of certain mentally disordered patients in Scotland; to amend the law relating to mentally disordered patients absent without leave or on leave of absence from hospital; and for connected purposes." Published on the Web by Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO), part of the Cabinet Office.

  • Mental health (public safety and appeals) (Scotland) act 1999 - The Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals)(Scotland)Act 1999 adds public safety to the grounds for not discharging certain patients detained under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984; to provide for appeal against the decision of the sheriff on applications by these patients for their discharge; and to amend the definition of "mental disorder" in that Act. Published on the Web by Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO), part of the Cabinet Office.

  • Reforming mental health law - Reforming mental health law. This section of the Scottish Executive website tells you about work currently being done to reform mental health law in Scotland.

  • The Mental Health Act & Mental Health Law - The Institute of Mental Health Act Practitioners was founded in 1990 as the Association of Mental Health Act Administrators. IMHAP was registered as a Charity and Limited Company in June 2000 as its aims quite clearly benefit patients who are or may be liable for treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983.

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