Mental Health Act - Section 5(2) Doctors’ Holding Powers

Publication: 15/04/2014  
Next review: 01/11/2022  
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Mental Health Act - Section 5(2) Doctors’ Holding Powers


Record: 5678
Clinical condition:
Target patient group: Patients subject to Mental Health Act
Target professional group(s): Registered Nurses Working in Critical Care
Secondary Care Doctors
Secondary Care Nurses
Adapted from:

Evidence base

Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009
Mental Health Act (1983) as Amended (2007). TSO: London
Mental Health Act, Code of Practice (2008). TSO: London
Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act (2008). TSO: London
Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice (2008)
Deprivation of Liberty Code of Practice (2009)

Document history

LHP version 1.0

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