Mental Health Laws
This Mind rights guide 3 explains the rules on consent to medical treatment and outlines the situations when treatment can be given without a person’s consent.
Mind works to improve services and legislation through influencing MPs, government ministers, opinion formers and service providers. Current issues include welfare reform, equality and human rights, social care services and refugees and asylum seekers.
Legal briefing explaining the law relating to clinical negligence.
This legal briefing summarises the law on confidential information and the principles under which such information may be disclosed under the Data Protection Act 1998.
This briefing outlines the circumstances when the DVLA may be informed of a disability and when driving licences must be issued, refused or revoked.
Legal briefing looking at the Human Rights Act 1998.
Legal briefing providing an overview of the main structures and safeguards of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
This booklet sets out the main sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 and outlines your rights if you are under those sections.
On these pages, you can find information about the people who work in the Policy Unit; its role and remit and current projects. You can also find the College’s consultation responses as well as position statements and briefing notes.
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