compulsory admission


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compulsory admission

A mandated admission of a patient in the UK to hospital after a formal mental health assessment under the UK’s Mental Health Act 1983, 2007, which is carried out by an Approved Mental Health Worker (formerly by an Approved Social Worker) in conjunction with a Section 12(2)-approved doctor and a consultant psychiatrist. Under the Act, the person must have a mental disorder or disability of mind (alcohol or drug addiction alone are insufficient to detain a person under the Act), require hospital detention for assessment or treatment, and the detention must be necessary in the interests of the patient's health or safety, or with a view to the protection of others.

Compulsory admissions under Mental Health Act
Section 2: Admission for assessment—for up to 28 days; not renewable.
Section 3: Admission for treatment—for up to 6 months, renewable for another 6 months.
Section 4: Admission for emergency treatment—for up to 72 hours.
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Compulsory admission in Hong Kong: balance between paternalism and patient liberty.
However, one study has shown that patients who appear before tribunals find it easy to accept they require compulsory admission. (8) Psycho-geriatric patients find it extremely distressing to attend tribunals.
(89) A person detained could challenge their detention by applying to the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the only legal party involved in compulsory admission cases, within six months of admission.
The authorities have to ensure compulsory admission, attendance and completion of elementary education by every child
Local operational norms, level of professional accountability for assessment decisions, organizational culture and support in decisions to care for a patient in the community, perceptions of conditions at the state hospital, and whether or not involuntary hospitalization is considered a "last resort" option all have been shown to influence the compulsory admission threshold.
Under these circumstances, it is perhaps not surprising that South Africa has seen the re-emergence of coercive public health action (such as court orders) to enforce treatment and/or compulsory admission to hospital for XDR patients.
At 17th century St Paul's Cathedral in London there is a pounds 10 compulsory admission fee, while at Salisbury Cathedral, which dates back to 1220, it is "suggested" visitors make a voluntary donation of pounds 5.
Prosecutor Gregory Dickinson told Leicester crown court yesterday: "Consideration was given to a compulsory admission but that was not made - and it is not clear why."
Inside Outside also revealed that mentally distressed black people are more likely to be locked away, that rates of compulsory admission are markedly higher and that black and minority patients are more likely than white people to be assessed as requiring greater degrees of supervision, control and security.
Patterns of recruitment to secure facilities and factors associated with compulsory admission are then outlined.