The term “mental disorder” which is used throughout the Act means “any disorder or disability of the mind”.

An “Approved Mental Health Professional” is a professional who has undertaken training and acts on behalf of the local authority, for the purposes of the Mental Health Act.

A “Responsible Clinician” is a professional who has undertaken training and been approved to act as such, who is in charge of the care and treatment of a person detained under the Act.

Last Updated: April 18, 2013
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