Possible problem with section 12

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1197 (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1197
  1. John Harding Price
  1. Press officer, Society of Clinical Psychiatrists Lawn Medical Centre, Lincoln LN2 5QT

    EDITOR,—Caroline Bradley and colleagues studied appeals against detention under section 2 of the Mental Health Act.1 I recently came up against a problem with section 12 of the act, which gives psychiatrists the power to detain people under the act. I was involved in a case heard …

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