MHA 1983 s123

Mental Health Act 1983
(as amended)

Law as at 19/11/11 unless otherwise stated under "Amendments" heading

Part VIII contents

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

All Parts

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

Mental Health Act 2007

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See also

[The chapter/paragraph numbers which appear below (if any) refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]


Transfers to and from special hospitals



  1. Health and Social Care Act 2012 s42(1); Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Commencement No.1 and Transitory Provision) Order 2012 (1/7/12). Note s42(5): 'This section does not affect (a) the authority for the detention of a person who is liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 before the commencement of this section, (b) that Act in relation to any application, order or direction for admission or removal to a hospital made under that Act before that commencement, or (c) the authority for the retaking of a person who, before that commencement, escapes while being taken to or from a hospital as mentioned in section 138(4)(a) of that Act.'