Mental Health Act 1983 Codes of Practice

The Code of Practice provides guidance on how the Mental Health Act 1983 should be applied. New Codes will come into force in England and Wales on 3/11/08. The new Codes reflect changes made to the Mental Health Act 1983 by the Mental Health Act 2007.

England Wales
Mental Health Act 1983 Code Of Practice for England — The external links on this page are to (1) the Code of Practice and to the various documents referred to in that Code; (2) the new Code of Practice, which will take effect on 1/4/15 subject to Parliamentary approval.

See also

Department of Health, 'Stronger Code: Better Care: Consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983' (7/7/14) - Consultations#Department of Health

Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales — This is the Welsh Code of Practice which came into force on 3/11/08.
Old Code
Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice (1999)