Practice Guidance

Deprivation of liberty in psychiatric settings: quick guide

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Key messages Identification of deprivation of liberty, or of a risk that cannot be ignored that a particular patient may be deprived of their liberty, will be important in settings where the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 may or may not be used. These include: acute wards, rehabilitation wards or ‘stepdown’ placements, assessment and treatment […]

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