Mental Health Legislation

Mental Health Legislation

Access Health and Safety
Updated Jun 23, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Define mental disorder
  • Distinguish between what is and is not covered by the Mental Health Act
  • Recognise what criteria must be met in relation to the appropriate treatment test
  • State the criteria required for patients to be considered for Supervised Community Treatment
  • Identify who can be classed as a ‘nearest relative’
  • Define the term deprivation of liberty.
Course Description

This course looks at the ‘Mental Health Act’ and its implications for organisations, patients and their relatives. With regard to the updated Mental Health Act 2007, this course will benefit organisations, individuals and their relatives who may be affected by mental health disorders.