Approved Mental Health Professional

An Approved Mental Health Professional is a CARE PROFESSIONAL approved by Local Social Services Authorities as trained to deal with PERSONS suffering from a mental disorder.

The Approved Mental Health Professional is responsible for co-ordinating the preliminary examination process and for providing a non-medical view when considering, with her/his colleagues, whether a PATIENT meets the conditions for treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007. Other duties include: registering PATIENTS, taking PATIENTS to hospital and taking PATIENTS who abscond or who are Absent Without Leave into custody.

 

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