Mental Health Act - Detention under Section 2 or Section 3

Publication: 15/04/2014  
Next review: 22/02/2025  
Standard Operating Procedure
ID: 3795 
Supported by: Mental Health Legislation Steering Group
Approved By: Executive Team 
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Mental Health Act - Detention under Section 2 or Section 3
Standard Operating Procedure


Record: 3795
Clinical condition:
Target patient group: Patients subject to Mental Health Act
Target professional group(s): Secondary Care Doctors
Secondary Care Nurses
Adapted from:

Evidence base

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Approved By

Executive Team

Document history

LHP version 2.0

Related information

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