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22 Mental Health
Being detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 can be a frightening and confusing experience. This leaflet explains your rights if you or someone you know is detained under the admission procedure commonly known as ‘sectioning’.
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This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Camilla Parker, and independent consultant specialising in mental health law and policy.
The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.
Leaflet Version: January 2007
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