MHA 1983 s9
Mental Health Act 2007
- This section is not changed by the Mental Health Act 2007.
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[The chapter/paragraph numbers which appear below (if any) refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]
- Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983, 19. Guardianship and guardianship orders — paragraphs 19.14 and 19.71
Regulations as to guardianship
9.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act, the Secretary of State may make regulations—
- (a) for regulating the exercise by the guardians of patients received into guardianship under this Part of this Act of their powers as such; and
- (b) for imposing on such guardians, and upon local social services authorities in the case of patients under the guardianship of persons other than local social services authorities, such duties as he considers necessary or expedient in the interests of the patients.
(2) Regulations under this section may in particular make provision for requiring the patients to be visited, on such occasions or at such intervals as may be prescribed by the regulations, on behalf of such local social services authorities as may be so prescribed, and shall provide for the appointment, in the case of every patient subject to the guardianship of a person other than a local social services authority, of a registered medical practitioner to act as the nominated medical attendant of the patient.