Rights guide 1: civil admission to hospital
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This booklet is designed to answer some of the more common questions concerning civil (compulsory) admission to a psychiatric hospital or ward under the Mental Health Act 1983. It should be helpful to users of mental health services, their relatives and friends as well as service providers working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. Fully revised in 2008 to reflect new legislation, in particular amendments made to the Mental Health Act 1983 by the Mental Heath Act 2007.
- Rhys Davies