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Mental health bill will be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1304-a (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1304
  1. Dobson Roger
  1. Abergavenny

    A revised mental health bill for England and Wales is to be brought forward as soon as possible and will be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny.

    The government also plans to monitor the use of compulsion, an area of the draft bill published last year that proved highly controversial (BMJ 2003;326: 406-7).

    The bill, described as the first major overhaul relating to mental health since the 1950s, was said to …

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