Information about use of force

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill – in the House of Commons at 1:45 pm on 15th June 2018.

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Amendments made: 1, page 3, line 16, at end insert—

“unless the patient (where paragraph (a) applies) or the other person (where paragraph (b) applies) refuses the information.”

This allows for cases where a person refuses the information provided, and supersedes subsections (9)(a) and (10)(a).

Amendment 2, page 3, line 22, leave out subsection (5) and insert—

“(5) The responsible person must take whatever steps are reasonably practicable to ensure that the patient is aware of the information and understands it.”

This expands the duty to provide information accessibly so that it requires the responsible person to take whatever steps are reasonably practicable to ensure the patient understands.

Amendment 3, page 3, line 33, leave out subsections (9) and (10).—(Jackie Doyle-Price.)

Subsections (9)(a) and (10)(a) are superseded by Amendment 1. Subsections (9)(b) and (10)(b) are unnecessary as the information will not be of a nature that would cause distress.

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