Mental Health Laws

Mind – Consent to Medical Treatment

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’s Policy and Issues Web Page

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.

Mind – Clinical Negligence

Legal briefing explaining the law relating to clinical negligence.

Mind – Confidentiality and Data Protection

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.

Mind – Fitness to Drive

This briefing outlines the circumstances when the DVLA may be informed of a disability and when driving licences must be issued, refused or revoked.

Mind – Human Rights Act

Legal briefing looking at the Human Rights Act 1998.

Mind – Mental Capacity Act

Legal briefing providing an overview of the main structures and safeguards of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Mind – Mental Health Act 1983

This booklet sets out the main sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 and outlines your rights if you are under those sections.

Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Policy and Parliamentary

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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