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Fitness to plead and psychiatric reports
The role of the psychiatrist in the determination of fitness to plead is reviewed by reference to 77 pre-trial psychiatric reports prepared on 31 Special Hospital patients detained under the provision of Section 5(1)(c) ...
The decision process of the mental health review tribunal—2. Analysis of research findings
In response to applications, the tribunal should have the power to order delayed discharge by a given date. Improved access to the tribunal should help to safeguard some patients in the future from the dilemmas resulting ...
The decision process of the mental health review tribunal—I. Review of literature and research
The aims and intentions of this analysis are: To review the literature and previous research about the mental health review tribunals from the time they were established by the Mental Health Act 1959 and commenced operation ...