Article about mental health law gave practical guidance

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7139.1242a (Published 18 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1242
  1. Teifion Davies, Senior lecturer in community psychiatry
  1. United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EH

    EDITOR—Leigh's comments1 on Barker's article2 would be less offensive if they were helpful. While his narrow reading of the Mental Health Act (1983) is correct, he does not seem to be aware that practitioners are required to pay attention to the more stringent conditions …

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