MHA 1983 s119

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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

Change made by 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.]

  • Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983, 35. Code of Practice, Mental Health Act Commission and general protection of patients [Note that the chapter number relates to the old Reference Guide] — paragraphs 35.20 to 35.21


Practitioners approved for Part IV and section 118

119.—(1) [The regulatory authority][1] may make such provision as [it][1] may with the approval of the Treasury determine for the payment of remuneration, allowances, pensions or gratuities to or in respect of registered medical practitioners appointed [by the authority][1] for the purposes of Part IV of this Act and section 118 above and to or in respect of other persons appointed for the purposes of section 57(2)(a) above.

(2) A registered medical practitioner or other person appointed [...][1] for the purposes of the provisions mentioned in subsection (1) above may, for the purpose of exercising his functions under those provisions [or under Part 4A of this Act],[2] at any reasonable time—

(a) visit and interview and, in the case of a registered medical practitioner, examine in private any patient detained [in a hospital or registered establishment or any community patient in a hospital or [regulated establishment (other than a hospital)][3] or (if access is granted) other place];[2] and
(b) require the production of and inspect any records relating to the treatment of the patient [there].[2]

[(3) In this section “regulated establishment” means—

(a) an establishment in respect of which a person is registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000; or
(b) premises used for the carrying on of a regulated activity, within the meaning of Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, in respect of which a person is registered under Chapter 2 of that Part.][3]