Draft mental health bill needs major overhaul, says committeeBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7494.747-a (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:747
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Government plans to reform mental health services will force too many people into compulsory treatment and erode their civil liberties, a committee of MPs and peers appointed to scrutinise the legislation has warned.
The draft mental health bill is “fundamentally flawed” and needs a major overhaul, concludes the joint parliamentary committee, which was appointed to scrutinise the bill and recommend improvements before a final version is put before parliament.
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