Major changes are taking place in the law for those working in the mental health field. This article looks at the impact of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) (most of which was implemented in October 2007) and the Mental Health Act (2007) (the main provisions of which came into effect in October 2008). Key elements of each of these two acts will be covered. The ‘Bournewood Safeguards’ inserted into the Mental Capacity Act (2005) by the Mental Health Act (2007) will also be described.
Brown, R. (2008), "Changes in mental health law", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 4-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200800024Download as .RIS
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