What is a Section 3 of the Mental Health Act?
- Taylor Potter
Section 3 of the Mental Health Act is commonly known as “treatment order” it allows for the detention of the service user for treatment in the hospital based on certain criteria and conditions being met. These are that the person is suffering from mental disorder and that the mental disorder is of a nature or a degree which warrants their care and treatment in hospital and also that there is risk to their health, safety of the service user or risk to others. It also requires that the treatment cannot be given without the order being in place and that appropriate treatment must be available in the setting where it is applied.
For more information please follow this link http://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/about-us/Mental-Health-Act-Information/Section-3.php