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Section 6 Restrictions

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VarifocalView Mon 12-Feb-18 20:23:28

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krisskross Mon 12-Feb-18 20:28:13

Hi I'm sure there will be people along who can advise but it may also be worth looking at the charity mind....they used to and hopefully still do have a legal advice telephone helpline.
Best wishes to your friend.

lougle Mon 12-Feb-18 20:37:19

Section 6 refers to the powers/duty of police to take a patient into custody in order to convey them to a mental health facility.

Section 5(2) [72 hour assessment hold] would normally revert to voluntary patient status or convert to section 2 [28 day assessment and treatment hold] and then, if necessary, section 3 [6 month treatment hold]

Section 4 is a 72 hour emergency hold that can be applied by doctors to admit/keep a patient in hospital until they can be assessed for a section 2/3.

VarifocalView Mon 12-Feb-18 20:40:42

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FruitCider Mon 12-Feb-18 20:41:47

Section 6 isn't a detention section it basically means if she chooses to leave whilst she is a voluntary patient then is assessed in the community for detention under the MHA the assessors gave the right to request police assistance to convey her to hospital should she resist. That is what section 6 refers to.

Detention sections are 2, 3, 5(2), 5(4), 37, 48, 37/41, 48/49.

FruitCider Mon 12-Feb-18 20:42:19

OP I think you are referring to section 3 not 6

VarifocalView Mon 12-Feb-18 20:43:07

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VarifocalView Mon 12-Feb-18 20:43:19

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VarifocalView Mon 12-Feb-18 20:48:25

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