MHA 1983 s130F

Mental Health Act 1983
(as amended)

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

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130A, 130B, 130C, 130D, 130E, 130F, 130G, 130H, 130I, 130J, 130K, 130L, 131, 131A, 132, 132A, 133, 134, 135, 136, 136A, 136B, 136C, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 142A, 142B, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149

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Arrangements under section 130E for Welsh qualifying compulsory patients

[130F.— (1) The help available to a Welsh qualifying compulsory patient under arrangements under section 130E shall include help in obtaining information about and understanding–

(a) the provisions of this Act by virtue of which he is a qualifying compulsory patient;
(b) any conditions or restrictions to which he is subject by virtue of this Act;
(c) what (if any) medical treatment is given to him or is proposed or discussed in his case;
(d) why it is given, proposed or discussed;
(e) the authority under which it is, or would be, given; and
(f) the requirements of this Act which apply, or would apply, in connection with the giving of the treatment to him.

(2) The help available under the arrangements to a Welsh qualifying compulsory patient shall also include–

(a) help in obtaining information about and understanding any rights which may be exercised under this Act by or in relation to him;
(b) help (by way of representation or otherwise)–
(i) in exercising the rights referred to in paragraph (a);
(ii) for patients who wish to become involved, or more involved, in decisions made about their care or treatment, or care or treatment generally;
(iii) for patients who wish to complain about their care or treatment;
(c) the provision of information about other services which are or may be available to the patient;
(d) other help specified in regulations made by the Welsh Ministers.][1]


  1. Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 s32; Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 (Commencement No.1 and Transitional Provision) Order 2011 (3/1/12); subject to the transitional provision that 'where a qualifying patient in Wales is receiving help under arrangements made under section 130A ... [f]rom the 3/1/12 the help is to be treated as if it had been given under arrangements made under section 130E' (same Order, art 5)


Wales only.