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Medico-legal aspects of liaison psychiatry

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

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This article considers the use of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and application of common law principles with respect to patients with behavioural disturbances in NHS general hospitals in England and Wales. Legal issues do not apply across national boundaries; in the UK there are two other Mental Health Acts currently in force: Scotland's (1984) and Northern Ireland's (1986).

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Copyright © The Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998 

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