This site is intended for healthcare professionals

2693 pages added, reviewed or updated during the last month (last updated: 13/4/2021)

2693 pages added, reviewed or updated during the last month (last updated: 13/4/2021)


Medical search

section 8 (Mental Health Act)

FREE subscriptions for doctors and students... click here
You have 3 more open access pages.

Section 8 defines the authority of the guardian, as empowered under Section 7 of the Act. These are:

  • being able to require the patient to live at a specified place
  • being able to require the patient to attend places for treatment, occupation, training or education
  • being able to ensure that any specified person, usually a doctor or social worker, can see the patient at home

Last reviewed 01/2018

Links: