Mental Health Casework Section, 'Guidance: Section 42 Discharge' (March 2022)

2022-03 MOJ MHCS Section 42 discharge guidance.pdf

Restricted patient discharge guidance "This guidance sets out the SoS’s approach to applications for discharge under section 42(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA)." Very detailed guidance is given on when conditional and absolute discharge will be granted. Headings: (1) Introduction; (2) Legal Provisions; (3) Types of Restricted Patients; (4) Specific Categories of Patients; (5) Applications for Discharge; (6) Types of Discharge; (7) Lifting the Restriction Order; (8) Patient Management; (9) Victim Involvement; (10) Multi Agency Public Protection arrangements (MAPPA); Annex A - Glossary of Terms; Annex B - Standard Conditions of Discharge.

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