nearest relative

nearest relative

A person—usually a partner, but in some cases a child, parent or even a friend—who, under the Mental Health Act 1983 (UK), can be regarded as the nearest relative of a particular person. A nearest relative has a number of important powers and functions in an individual’s care and in decisions related to that person’s health, including the right to discharge an individual who has been formally detained in hospital, apply for admission for assessment, treatment or guardianship, and to challenge an application for involuntary treatment or guardianship being made by an Approved Mental Health Worker.
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For, after all, I AM a distant kinsman of yours--the seventh drop of water in the pudding, as the proverb has it--yet still a kinsman, and at the present time your nearest relative and protector, seeing that where you had the right to look for help and protection, you found only treachery and insult.
Sh e places herself under the protection of her nearest relative, until her character is vindicated and her position in your house is once more beyond a doubt.
Well, something was worrying him the night before, and if it was to do with money it is possible that he would make for his nearest relative, who had so much of it, though from all I have heard he would not have much chance of getting it.
Glenarm had at once shown it to her nearest relative, Captain Newenden.
It is well within my experience, that young ladies of rank and position do occasionally have private debts which they dare not acknowledge to their nearest relatives and friends.
Asked by the bench to name any nearest relative or acquaintance at Salem to be named as the local guardian, Hadiya said she only needed her husband in that role.
Nor was there consideration of how the he would woman called about the world report into parents' feelings towards their son could be properly managed through the dad's role as Brown's nearest relative under the Mental Health Act.
The nearest relative to our domesticated dog is probably the African Wild Dog which lives on the outskirts of villages and scavenges on whatever they can get hold of that contains a protein cell.
This fourth edition of a guide written for pre-service and in-service Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) in the UK offers the recently revised text of the English Code of Practice to the Mental Health Act, along with discussion of AMHPAEs personal responsibility and new cases on the role of the nearest relative.
They can stay here up to 72 hours but maybe extended up to the time that the case will be filed or up to the time that the client will be referred to a center or institution or to a nearest relative, he also said.
The decree-known as The Child and Youth Welfare Code-provides that youth offenders shall be exempt from criminal liability and be committed to the care of their parents or nearest relative or family friend at the discretion of the court and subject to its supervision.
The three people are an approved mental health professional or the nearest relative, a doctor who has been given special training and a registered medical practitioner.