Site Map | Feedback | કી શૉર્ટકટ્સ | મદદ
22 Mental Health
5. When can I be given compulsory treatment?
If you are detained under section 2 or 3 of the Mental Health Act, 'compulsory treatment powers' will apply. This means your responsible medical officer can treat you without your agreement. These compulsory treatment powers don't apply if you are:
Compulsory treatment powers under the Mental Health Act are only for treating a mental disorder. They are not for any other problem you may have. If doctors want to give you treatment for something not covered by the Mental Health Act, they can give it to you only if:
If I am detained, does it mean I won't be asked whether I want a certain treatment?
How can I decide whether to agree to have a treatment?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Your doctor should ask you if you have any questions, and must answer them fully and honestly. You can also change your mind about agreeing to treatment if you want to.
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regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.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: November 2019
સાઈટમાં વિષયોનું માર્ગદર્શન: CLS વિશે | કાનૂની સહાય | હોમ | કી શૉર્ટકટ્સ | મદદ
યોગદાન આપનારાઓનાં નામો | નિયમો અને શરતો
સેક્શનમાં વિષયોનું માર્ગદર્શન: CLSનું ભંડોળ અને ખર્ચના દર
CLS Legal Info Leaflets
(Legal Information Leaflets)