Mental Health Bill [HL] — Doctors' involvement in Community Treatment Orders — 26 Feb 2007 at 18:22
The mental health bill is largely being used to amend the 1983 Mental Health Act. This is therefore an amendment to a bill to amend that Act.
In some cases in the community the responsible clinician may be a community psychiatric nurse or other professional who is not a psychiatrist.
This amendment would make it mandatory for a doctor - normal either the patient's GP or a psychiatrist to be agree with the decision to place the patient under a Community Treatment Order
The Lords approved the amendment
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 173; Not-Contents, 140.
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