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Mental Health Law and Practice 1 edition

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This book is a comprehensive examination of the civil and criminal aspects of mental health law. It guides the practitioner and mental health professional through the legal process of dealing with people with mental disorders from voluntary and involuntary admission to hospital to the role of doctors and psychiatrists. It includes full analysis of the Mental Health Act 2001 and the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006.

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Mental Health Law and Practice
Civil and Criminal Aspects

Published 2009 by Round Hall in Dublin, Ireland .

Table of Contents

Principles of mental health law
Remedies and institutions
Legal criteria for involuntary civil admission
Admission under the Mental Health Act 2001
Voluntary patients
Renewal orders
Mental health tribunals
Mental health tribunal hearings
Scope of mental health tribunal reviews
Treatment for a mental disorder
Common law duties : negligence and confidentiality
Requirements concerning institutional care
Mental capacity
Mental health and other aspects of civil law
The insanity defence
Diminished responsibility and infanticide
Fitness for trial
Reviews by the mental health (criminal law) review board
Mental health and other aspects of criminal law.

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