Mental Health Act matters
28.—(1) Nothing in this Act authorises anyone-
- (a) to give a patient medical treatment for mental disorder, or
- (b) to consent to a patient's being given medical treatment for mental disorder,
if, at the time when it is proposed to treat the patient, his treatment is regulated by Part 4 of the Mental Health Act.
[(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to any form of treatment to which section 58A of that Act (electro-convulsive therapy, etc.) applies if the patient comes within subsection (7) of that section (informal patient under 18 who cannot give consent).]
[(1B) Section 5 does not apply to an act to which section 64B of the Mental Health Act applies (treatment of community patients not recalled to hospital).]
(2) "Medical treatment", "mental disorder" and "patient" have the same meaning as in that Act.