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|Mental Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill
This is the text of the Mental Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, as passed by the House of Lords and introduced in the House of Commons on 21 April 1998.
Mental Health (Amendment) (No.2) Bill
B I L L
An Act to amend the Mental Health Act 1983 to provide greater access to hospital accommodation for mentally ill people; and for connected purposes.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
|Strategies for the provision of in-patient and nursed bed facilities in psychiatric units.|| 1. After section 142 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (in this Act referred to as "the 1983 Act") there is inserted the following section- |
|Privacy and physical security for in-patients.|| 2. After section 142A of the 1983 Act there is inserted the following section- |
|Design and construction of new psychiatric units.|| 3. After section 142B of the 1983 Act there is inserted the following section- |
|Consequential.|| 4. In section 145 (interpretation) of the 1983 Act, after the entry relating to "patient" there is inserted the following entry- |
|Short title, commencement and extent.|| 5. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1998.|
| (2) The provisions of this Act shall come into force on the expiry of a period of six months from the date on which it is passed.|
| (3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.|
|© Parliamentary copyright 1998||Prepared 22 April 1998|