Practice Guidance

Section 117 – the new approach to ordinary residence: quick guide

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Explains five controversial decisions by the Department of Health and Social Care which adopt a radically different approach to determining ordinary residence for the purposes of section 117 of the Mental Health Act and the implications for local authorities.

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