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

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

Fifth Edition

November 2019 | 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. There are key chapters on: The role of the AMHP How to work effectively with different services users, The quality care commission, The human rights act Deprivation of liberty safeguards and Mental health tribunals. An essential guide for practising AMHPs or those currently in training, this guidebook contains extensive appendices which cover Mental Health Act Assessments, Practice Directions (first tier tribunal) and the AMHP Regulations for both England and Wales. It also includes checklists, case studies and exercises to aid practice and learning.
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

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