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‘( )    

he has attained the age of 18 years;’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  12

 

Page  17,  line  30  [Clause  27],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

A patient falls within this subsection if—

 

(a)    

he has not attained the age of 18 years; but

 

(b)    

he has consented to the treatment in question; and

 

(c)    

a registered medical practitioner appointed as aforesaid (not

 

being the approved clinician in charge of the treatment) has

 

certified in writing—

 

(i)    

that the patient is capable of understanding the nature,

 

purpose and likely effects of the treatment and has

 

consented to it; and

 

(ii)    

that it is appropriate for the treatment to be given.’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  14

 

Page  17,  line  43  [Clause  27],  leave out sub-paragraph (iii).

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  16

 

Page  18,  line  7  [Clause  27],  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

This section shall not by itself confer sufficient authority for a patient

 

who falls within section 56(5) above to be given a form of treatment to

 

which this section applies if he is not capable of understanding the nature,

 

purpose and likely effects of the treatment (and cannot therefore consent

 

to it).’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  17

 

Page  18,  line  41  [Clause  28],  leave out ‘58A(4)’ and insert ‘58A(3A) or (4)’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  18

 

Page  18,  line  43  [Clause  28],  leave out ‘58A(4)’ and insert ‘58A(3A) or (4)’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  19

 

Page  18,  line  45  [Clause  28],  leave out from ‘treatment)’ to ‘in’ in line 2 on page 19

 

and insert ‘, after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Section 58A above, in so far as it relates to electro-convulsive therapy by

 

virtue of subsection (1)(a) of that section, shall not apply to any treatment

 

which falls within paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1) above.

 

(1B)    

Section 58A above, in so far as it relates to a form of treatment specified

 

by virtue of subsection (1)(b) of that section, shall not apply to any


 
 

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treatment which falls within such of paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection

 

(1) above as may be specified in regulations under that section.

 

(1C)    

For the purposes of subsection (1B) above, the regulations—

 

(a)    

may make different provision for different cases (and may, in

 

particular, make different provision for different forms of

 

treatment);

 

(b)    

may make provision which applies subject to specified

 

exceptions; and

 

(c)    

may include transitional, consequential, incidental or

 

supplemental provision.”

 

( )    

In that section,’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  20

 

Page  19,  line  5  [Clause  28],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 64 (supplementary provisions), after subsection (1A) (inserted by

 

section 12 of this Act) insert—

 

“(1B)    

References in this Part of this Act to the approved clinician in charge of

 

a patient’s treatment shall, where the treatment in question is a form of

 

treatment to which section 58A above applies and the patient falls within

 

section 56(5) above, be construed as references to the person in charge of

 

the treatment.

 

(1C)    

Regulations made by virtue of section 32(2)(d) above apply for the

 

purposes of this Part as they apply for the purposes of Part 2 of this

 

Act.”’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  21

 

Page  19,  line  5  [Clause  28],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 28 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (c. 9) (Mental Health Act matters),

 

after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to any form of treatment to

 

which section 58A of that Act (electro-convulsive therapy, etc.) applies

 

if the patient comes within subsection (5A) of that section (informal

 

patient under 18 who cannot give consent).”.’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  25

 

Page  24,  line  37  [Clause  31],  after ‘that’, insert ‘and to subsection (5) below’.

 



 
 

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Mental Health Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  26

 

Page  25,  line  5  [Clause  31],  leave out ‘under section 37(4)’ and insert ‘for his

 

detention in a place of safety under section 37(4) or 45A(5)’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  27

 

Page  25,  line  11  [Clause  31],  after ‘above.’, insert—

 

‘(5)    

Section 58A and, so far as relevant to that section, sections 59 to 62

 

below also apply to any patient who—

 

(a)    

does not fall within subsection (3) above;

 

(b)    

is not a community patient; and

 

(c)    

has not attained the age of 18 years.’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  28

 

Page  25,  line  31  [Clause  31],  leave out ‘(within the meaning of section 64C

 

below)’ and insert ‘for the purposes of section 64C or 64E below’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  29

 

Page  25,  line  35  [Clause  31],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section 58A above does not apply to treatment given to the patient if

 

there is authority to give the treatment, and the certificate requirement is

 

met, for the purposes of section 64C or 64E below.’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  30

 

Page  25,  line  47  [Clause  31],  after ‘58’, insert ‘or 58A’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  31

 

Page  26,  line  19  [Clause  32],  leave out ‘or 58A’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  32

 

Page  26,  line  28  [Clause  32],  after ‘treatment’ insert ‘or section 58A type

 

treatment’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  33

 

Page  27,  line  12  [Clause  32],  after second ‘treatment’ insert ‘or section 58A type

 

treatment’.


 
 

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Mental Health Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  34

 

Page  27,  line  13  [Clause  32],  leave out ‘above’ and insert ‘or 58A above

 

(respectively)’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  36

 

Page  27,  line  24  [Clause  32],  at beginning insert ‘In a case where the treatment is

 

section 58 type treatment,’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  37

 

Page  27,  line  33  [Clause  32],  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

In a case where the treatment is section 58A type treatment by virtue of

 

subsection (1)(a) of that section, treatment is immediately necessary if it

 

falls within paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (5) above.

 

(5B)    

In a case where the treatment is section 58A type treatment by virtue of

 

subsection (1)(b) of that section, treatment is immediately necessary if it

 

falls within such of paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (5) above as may

 

be specified in regulations under that section.

 

(5C)    

For the purposes of subsection (5B) above, the regulations—

 

(a)    

may make different provision for different cases (and may, in

 

particular, make different provision for different forms of

 

treatment);

 

(b)    

may make provision which applies subject to specified

 

exceptions; and

 

(c)    

may include transitional, consequential, incidental or

 

supplemental provision.’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  39

 

Page  28,  line  28  [Clause  32],  after ‘treatment’ insert ‘or section 58A type

 

treatment’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  41

 

Page  29,  line  33  [Clause  32],  leave out from ‘treatment’ to end of line 42 and insert

 

‘is immediately necessary’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  42

 

Page  30,  line  5  [Clause  32],  at end insert—


 
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