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The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Mental Health Law

Fifth Edition


October 2019 | 272 pages | Learning Matters
This highly practical book brings together the elements of legislation, Code of Practice, Memorandum, Government Circulars and relevant case law, policy and AMPH regulations that trainees are required to get to grips with to pass the course and practice as a registered Mental Health Professional. 

This fully-revised fifth edition is an essential guide for practising AMHPs, or those currently in training. With extensive appendices which cover Mental Health Act Assessments, Practice Directions (first tier tribunal) and the AMHP Regulations for both England and Wales. it also offers checklists, multiple choice questions and exercises to aid practice and learning, and includes:

-        Updates to recent legislation, case law and policy

-        The impact of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 on patient admissions and the Mental Health Act

-        The implications of the 2017-18 Annual Report by the CQC and HIW looking at detained patients

-        Anticipated outcomes of the Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Act 2019

-        A new appendix documenting The Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017

 
Chapter 1: Introduction and definitions of mental disorder
 
Chapter 2: Civil admissions, guardianship and community treatment orders
 
Chapter 3: Relatives and carers
 
Chapter 4: The role of the approved mental health professional
 
Chapter 5: Patients concerned in criminal proceedings
 
Chapter 6: Consent to treatment and mental capacity
 
Chapter 7: Mental health tribunals and hospital managers’ reviews
 
Chapter 8: The Care Quality Commission for England and the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
 
Chapter 9: Other relevant legislation
 
Chapter 10: The Human Rights Act 1998
 
Chapter 11: The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
 
Appendix 1 Checklists for applications and forms
 
Appendix 2 The Human Rights Act 1998
 
Appendix 3 The Mental Health Act 1983: sections relevant to AMHPs
 
Appendix 4A The AMHP Regulations for England
 
Appendix 4B The AMHP Regulations for Wales
 
Appendix 5 Forms used in England and Wales
 
Appendix 6 Tasks for AMHPs involved in MHA assessments (answers)
 
Appendix 7 Practice Direction (First-tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Statements and Reports in Mental Health Cases
 
Appendix 8 The Conflicts of Interest Regulations for England
 
Appendix 9 Multiple choice answers
 
Appendix 10 Supervision Orders under the Criminal Procedures (Insanity) Act 1964
 
Appendix 11 Suggested documentation for Regulation 24
 
Appendix 12: The Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017

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