Organisation of Mental Health Review Tribunal changed

The Tribunals in England are replaced by a single Tribunal. The Welsh Tribunal is continued.

Section 78 and sch 2 provided for a Tribunal chairman (i.e. Regional Chairman) to delegate certain function "if for any reason he is unable to act". This phrase is removed.

Extract from Explanatory Notes

Section 38: Organisation

158. Section 38 replaces the existing multiple regional Tribunals in England with one Tribunal and continues the Tribunal for Wales. In addition, it renames the role of chairman of each of the Tribunals as president. The Tribunal for England and the Tribunal for Wales will each have a president. The term "president" as it is currently used under the 1983 Act to refer to the chair of a Tribunal constituted for particular proceedings will be replaced with "chairman".


Date in forceCommencement orderMHA 2007 sectionMHA 1983 sections affected
3/11/08 Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No.7 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008 38 (partially) s65, s78, sched 2
" " s55, sch 1 s78, s142, sched 2 para 4
Not in force Not applicable Remainder of s38 s79; further amendments to s78, sched 2


Mental Health Act 2007 Explanatory Notes - page 29


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