MHA 1983 s67

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Mental Health Act 1983
(as amended)

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

Part V contents

65, 66, 67, 68, 68A, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79

All Parts

I, II, III, IV, 4A, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, Schedules

Changes made by Mental Health Act 2007

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Requests for referrals under section 67 of the 1983 Act should be sent to the Department of Health and Social Care. The procedure is set out in DHSC, 'Section 67 of the MHA 1983: References by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to the First-tier Tribunal' (14/8/19). See Contact:Department of Health and Social Care - Mental Health Legislation for their contact details. The relevant tribunal form is T111: see Tribunal forms.


References to tribunals by Secretary of State concerning Part II patients

67.—(1) The Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, at any time refer to [the appropriate tribunal][1] the case of any patient who is liable to be detained or subject to guardianship [...][2] under Part II of this Act [or of any community patient].[2]

(2) For the purpose of furnishing information for the purposes of a reference under subsection (1) above any registered medical practitioner [or approved clinician][2] authorised by or on behalf of the patient may, at any reasonable time, visit the patient and examine him in private and require the production of and inspect any records relating to the detention or treatment of the patient in any hospital [or to any after-care services provided for the patient under section 117 below].[3]

(3) Section 32 above shall apply for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of Part II of this Act.