Explains your rights to consent to (or refuse) treatment, including what 'consent' means, when you can be treated without your consent, and how to make a complaint.
If you have a mental health problem, your doctor may suggest certain kinds of treatment for you. In most situations, a healthcare professional can't lawfully treat you unless you agree to that treatment.
Health professionals must act in your best interests before taking certain steps that affect your care and treatment.
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