Category: Mental Health

What is a Section 4 of the Mental Health Act?

What is a Section 4 of the Mental Health Act?

Section 4 of the Mental Health Act is an emergency application for detention in hospital for up to 72 hours. It requires only one medical recommendation from a doctor and the application is usually by an Approved Mental Health Professional, in very rare occasions it can be applied by the Nearest Relative. For more ...

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