The main purpose of these tribunals is to review the cases of patients detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) and to arrange the discharge of any patients where the criteria stated in the MHA for detention are not met.
Claims brought will involve making a balanced judgment on a number of issues such as:
Tribunal hearings are normally held in private and take place in the hospital where the patient is detained or a convenient community unit.
The tribunal can:
More information about submitting a claim to the tribunal can be found at justice.gov.uk/tribunals.
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