compulsory hospitalisation

compulsory hospitalisation

As used in the UK, the mandatory hospitalisation of a person under the Mental Health Act 1983, 2007. 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.
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According to the Cyprus News Agency, a compulsory hospitalisation order was issued and the boy was transferred to a specially designated area at the Athalassa psychiatric hospital.
Fear of liability may lead to compulsory hospitalisation solely to prevent violence on the part of patients who otherwise do not require in-patient care.

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