MHA Newsletter Edition 11

Mental-Health-Act-2017

MHA Newsletter Edition 11

The Guide to Patient Rights summarises the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2016 (MHA 2016) relating to the rights of patients.

For the purposes of this guide, a ‘patient right’ is an entitlement for a patient to have or do something. For example, inpatients of a mental health service are entitled to be visited by support persons at any reasonable time.

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