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Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983

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    Department of Health
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    7 May 2008
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This revised Code of Practice has been prepared in accordance with section 118 of the Mental Health Act 1983 by the Secretary of State for Health after consulting such bodies as appeared to him to be concerned, and laid before Parliament. The Code will come into force on November 3rd, 2008.

Consultation on the draft revised Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice

The consultation started on 25 October 2007 and ended on 24 January 2008.

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