DATE DETENTION COMMENCED is the PERSON PROPERTY EFFECTIVE START DATE of the first MENTAL HEALTH ACT LEGAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION where the PATIENT is detained.
DATE DETENTION COMMENCED is the date on which the first order was made in this period of detention, even though the section of the Act under which the PATIENT is detained may have changed, the PATIENT may have been transferred to another provider or the PATIENT was detained under the Act after admission to the current provider. All changes in MENTAL HEALTH ACT LEGAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION CODE should be recorded, and the continuous period of detention obtained by comparing the PERSON PROPERTY EFFECTIVE START DATES for the historical Mental Health Act Legal Status records. (Act refers to the 1983 Mental Health Act).
Where the detention order is held by a hospital other than that where the PATIENT is present at the date of the census, the latter should ensure the information relating to this detention order is obtained from the former hospital. Only the hospital where the PATIENT is treated should submit the data.
This data element is also known by these names:
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