Mental Health Review Tribunal


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Mental Health Review Tribunal

A non-departmental public body created to protect the rights of persons involuntarily detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 (UK), which considers appeals by detainees. The judicial tribunal panel consists of a member of the legal profession, an appropriate doctor and a lay member, which can discharge the detained person or make other recommendations. It is possible to appeal to High Courts against Mental Health Review Tribunal decisions.
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What should the role be of specialist mental health review tribunals including their rationale, their organisation, membership (100) and decision making processes?
The only review of admission by a court or tribunal in cases of compulsory admission would have come upon application by the person admitted to the Mental Health Review Tribunal.
His mental state has been assessed every three years since then, but in November, 2003 a Mental Health Review Tribunal concluded it was not satisfied he was suffering from a psychopathic disorder and ruled he could not be detained any longer at Rampton Hospital, near Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Eight years later, a Mental Health Review Tribunal ignored Home Office advice and sent him to a residential unit in London, where he was given his own key and a part-time job as a cleaner.
In 2000 a Mental Health Review Tribunal decided to release Khan back into the community under supervision and medical care provided by the Cardiff and Vale Trust.
No, if you are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 you will automatically qualify for free legal advice and representation at a mental health review tribunal.
But now a Mental Health Review Tribunal is to meet to assess his case.
Executive director of Nursing and Secure Services Ray Walker said: "The Mental Health Review Tribunal process is part of the legal system and patients detained are entitled to one at least every three years.
He represents patients at mental health review tribunal hearings, manager review hearings and at case reviews.
The 69-year-old child killer launched a legal bid to appear before a Mental Health Review Tribunal at Ashworth hospital in Maghull to get himself moved to a conventional prison.
A Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) will convene at Ashworth Hospital at Maghull, Merseyside, today where it will consider submissions from Brady's lawyers.
After applying to a Mental Health Review Tribunal in 2002 he was moved to the Riverside Hostel in north London where he was allowed door keys and freedon to come and go as he pleased.

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