Coercion and Consent: Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2007-2009
The Mental Health Act Commission Thirteenth Biennial Report 2007-2009
- Mental Health Act Commission (MHAC)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
On 1 April 2009, the functions and resources of the Mental Health Act Commission (MHAC) were merged into those of the Care Quality Commission and Health Inspectorate for Wales. Published posthumously, this is the MHAC's final report, which collates information on the use of powers in the Mental Health Act in England and Wales for the two-year period 2007/08 and 2008/09.
The MHAC was established alongside the Mental Health Act 1983 to monitor, on behalf of the Secretary of State, the operation of its powers and discharge of its duties in respect of patients detained in hospital.
This report, 'Coercion and Consent: Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2007-2009' is intended to bring into the public sphere the findings, observations, discussions and effectiveness of the MHAC, based on independent visits and monitoring of patients detained in hospital and Supervised Community Treatment (SCT) patients.
It discusses the quality of mental health patients' experiences and their treatment and sets out observations and concerns about current and future mental health care.
The MHAC report discusses all major projects and developments in this last reporting period, outlining:
trends in admissions under the Mental Health Act
the increasing relevance of the independent sector
characteristics of the detained population
conditions of patients' environments and
the Mental Health Act in practice.
The Mental Health Act in Context
The Mental Health Act in Practice
Consent to treatment
The Mental Health Act and mentally disordered offenders
Deaths of Detained Patients.
The report concludes with an epilogue on the end of the Mental Health Act Commission.
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