The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship, Community Treatment and Consent to Treatment) (Wales) Regulations 2008 are the principle regulations dealing with the exercise of compulsory powers in respect of persons liable to be detained in hospital or under guardianship, together with community patients, under the Mental Health Act 1983.
The Regulations prescribe the forms that are to be used in the exercise of powers under the Act, and these are set out in Schedule 1 of the Regulations. These Regulations (and the prescribed forms) came into force on 3 November 2008.
The Code of Practice for Wales (at paragraph 22.4) states:
On 2nd June 2012 The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship,Community Treatment and Consent to Treatment) (Wales)(Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force. The following forms have been amended CO 7, HO 15, CP 1, CP 5, TC 8 and a new Form C0 8 has been introduced.
Please note: These forms should be printed out on pink paper. It is recommended that you choose "shrink to printable area" in your print options for your printer.
HO10: Section 4 - emergency application by an approved mental health professional for admission for assessment
GU8: Section 23 - discharge by the responsible clinician or the responsible local social services authority
CP4: Section 21B - authority for community treatment after absence without leave for more than 28 days
TC3: Section 19 - authority for transfer of a patient from the guardianship of one guardian to another
TC5: Section 19A - authority for assignment of responsibility for a community patient from one hospital to another under different managers
TC6: Section 17F(2) - authority for transfer of recalled community patient to a hospital under different managers
CO5: Section 58A(4)(c) - certificate of consent to treatment and second opinion (patients under 18 years of age
CO6: Section 58A(5) - certificate of second opinion (patients not capable of understanding the nature, purpose and likely effects of the treatment)
Last updated: 20/06/2012