MHA 1983 s120B

Mental Health Act 1983
(as amended)

Law as at 19/11/11

Part VIII contents

114, 114ZA, 114A, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125

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I, II, III, IV, 4A, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, Schedules

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See also

[The chapter/paragraph numbers here refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]


[Action statements

120B.—(1) The regulatory authority may direct a person mentioned in subsection (2) to publish a statement as to the action the person proposes to take as a result of a review or investigation under section 120(1).

(2) The persons are—

(a) the managers of a hospital within the meaning of Part 2 of this Act;
(b) a local social services authority;
(c) persons of any other description prescribed in regulations.

(3) Regulations may make further provision about the content and publication of statements under this section.

(4) “Regulations” means regulations made—

(a) by the Secretary of State, in relation to England;
(b) by the Welsh Ministers, in relation to Wales.][1]


  1. Health and Social Care Act 2008 sch 3; Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No 9, Consequential Amendments and Transitory, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2009 wef 1/4/09