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Mental Health Act 1983 Approved Clinician (General) (Amendment) Directions 2009

An amendment to Mental Health Act 1983 Approved Clinician (General) Directions 2008, in force 1/7/09, to reflect the statutory regulation of psychologists by the Health Professions Council from that date. Psychologist ACs must be registered with the HPC.


The amendment is:

In Schedule 1 (professional requirements), the following paragraph is substituted for paragraph (b)-
“(b) a psychologist registered in Part 14 of the Register maintained under article 5 of the Health Professions Order 2001.”

The previous paragraph read:

(b) a chartered psychologist who is listed in the British Psychological Society’s Register of Chartered Psychologists and who holds a relevant practising certificate issued by that Society

See also

Health Professions Council

External link

DH website: