An online forum is now available: visit the forum to see how it works and get involved. The 1/12/20 MHA statutory forms are now available.

Health and Social Care Act 2008

The Health and Social Care Bill contains four key policy areas: Care Quality Commission; Professional regulation; Public health protection measures; Health in Pregnancy Grant. The establishment of the Care Quality Commission is the most relevant area to mental health law. Click "what links here" (below) to see which sections of the MHA 1983 were amended by this Act.

Relevant secondary legislation

See also

Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (amended by 2008 Act)


Health and Social Care Act 2008 on UK Legislation website

DH Health and Social Care Act 2008 web page - This page explains the changes made by the Act