Section 132, 132A and 133 patients’ rights policy

Document category: Trust wide policy

Document date: November 1, 2022

Section 132/132A/133 Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) applies to all patients who are detained or subject to a Community Treatment Order (CTO).

It places a duty on the hospital managers to provide certain information to patients and their Nearest Relative (NR), regarding which section of the MHA they are subject to and the effects of that section. The hospital managers are the Trust as a body. Under the Mental Health Act, they have the authority to delegate this duty to staff within the trust

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