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Policies and Procedures

Our policies library is regularly updated with the most recent policies we use at the Trust to help us provide the best support we can for all we serve. You can download all of our Trust policies and procedures. 

SH CP 115
Title
Receipt and Scrutiny of Statutory Forms Under the Mental Health Act 1983 (As Amended)
Policy
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Description
It is the Hospital Managers’ duty (the Trust) to ensure that section papers comply with the requirement of the Mental Health Act 1983 and are formally received and scrutinised in line with chapter 13 of the MHA 1983 Code of Practice 
 
 
The policy outlines the process for the formal receipt and scrutiny of section papers by staff authorised to undertake this function, to ensure that the papers comply with Regulations within the Act and provide the legal authority for a patient’s detention.  
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