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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In addition to the visiting committees that it retained, the MHD introduced the mental health review tribunal that inmates could petition to review their complaints.
Each jurisdiction has broadly similar legislation and decision-making systems for mental health and civil commitment including the use of specialist mental health review tribunals.
138) While the Bill would have set up the Mental Health Review Tribunal and given the Minister of Health power to determine the number of tribunals, (139) their composition, and their rules of procedure, (140) it did not provide enough specific provisions to satisfy the WHO's recommendations.
Brady has instructed mental health specialist lawyers, Liverpool-based RMNJ, to appeal to a Mental Health Review Tribunal allowing him to be transferred to a conventional jail.
Last year, Sutcliffe, who killed 13 women, got pounds 50,000 to fund a Mental Health Review Tribunal bid for freedom, claiming he is no longer dangerous.
The serial killer is appealing to a Mental Health Review Tribunal, claiming he is no longer dangerous.
The similarities between these two tragedies are appallingBoth men were allowed out of secure units by a Mental Health Review Tribunal, a three-man body which is answerable to nobody and can keep its membership secret.
He will present his case to the Mental Health Review Tribunal after the wedding, planned for early next year.
But there has been condemnation of the plan, which would involve Sutcliffe appearing at a Mental Health Review Tribunal.
The Law Society has a list of accredited members, who are on what is called the Mental Health Review Tribunal.
In 1985 a Mental Health Review Tribunal commented that ~he may have been stigmatized by the original charge of murder which on the evidence known to the Tribunal would not have been likely to be sustained'.
Richard Gamble added: "She [Ms Loughrey] has instructed our office to launch an appeal with the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

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