October 2008 chronology

See October 2008 update for a summary of these changes.

  • 30/10/08: On 23/10/08 the Public Guardian launched a consultation reviewing the Mental Capacity Act 2005: forms, supervision and fees. The consultation period will end on 15/1/09... See Office of the Public Guardian
  • 28/10/08: Practice Direction: Health Education and Social Care Chamber: Mental Health Cases (draft) added... See Tribunal Rules
  • 17/10/08: The Welsh Assembly Government have launched their "HOWIS" website for the Mental Health Act 1983, and published free statutory forms for use in Wales... See Mental Health Act 1983 Statutory Forms
  • 15/10/08: The Department of Health have published information leaflets in the following areas... Detention under Part 2; sections 135 and 136 ('Place of safety'); detention under Part 3; guardianship; supervised community treatment (SCT); miscellaneous. See Mental Health Act 1983 information leaflets
  • 13/10/08: Text of all general articles updated to reflect position on 3/11/08; broken links fixed; pages relating to changes made by MHA 2007 now have details of commencement dates and extracts from Explanatory Notes... See Mental Health Act 2007 Overview#The amendments
  • 06/10/08: Case law section being restructured so as to be easier to navigate. Case summaries can be viewed according to various categories, including subject matter and year... See Mental health case law.
  • 03/10/08: Wikimentalhealth Update RSS feed added to site. The Wikimentalhealth Update RSS feed is generated from the bullet points on the Update section of the site. As the content of the new RSS feed is not computer generated, and contains only selected updates, it is recommended in preference to the built-in RSS feeds (Recent changes RSS and New pages RSS).