Videos explaining the Mental Health Act 2016
The Mental Health Act 2016 builds on the previous Mental Health Act 2000 to improve the way patients are treated and cared for.
The Objects and Principles are critical in setting the framework for the Act and how it is to be implemented in practice.
Overview of examinations and assessments, and the making of a treatment authority under the Mental Health Act 2016.
There are provisions in the Act that deal with situations where persons come into contact with the criminal justice system.
The Act establishes responsibilities for doctors providing treatment care and rights for patients receiving it.
The Mental Health Act 2016 introduces additional safeguards to reduce and, where possible, eliminate the use of restrictive practices in authorised mental health services.