Section 12 introductory course
This is a two-day on-line course suitable for doctors (psychiatrists, GPs and forensic medical examiners) who are applying for Section 12 (2) approval.
This course is for doctors (psychiatrists, GPs and forensic medical examiners) who are applying for Section 12 (2) approval for the first time. At the end of this two-day course, medical practitioners will have sufficient knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), the MHA Code of Practice and other relevant legislation (including the Mental Capacity Act) to enable them to make medical recommendations in support of an application for detention under Part 2 of the MHA.
This is an on-line blended learning course which combines eLearning modules with live interactive sessions. The eLearning modules are sent in advance and must be completed by the afternoon of the first day of the course. The live interactive sessions are delivered in the afternoon of day 1 and the morning of day 2. The sessions are led by clinical and legal experts in mental health law, as well as AMHPs, service users, carers and specialists in Child and Adolescent and Forensic Mental Health. The course uses interactive quizzes, case discussions, talks, small-group break-out sessions and legal updates to ensure delegates are fully equipped to take on the role of Section 12 doctors.
The course covers:
- Criteria for Detention under the MHA
- Human Rights and the experience of detention for patients and carers
- Mental Health Law: The Legal Framework
- Roles & Responsibilities of s12 Doctors
- Role of the AMHP in the MHA Assessment
- Mental Health Act Documentation
Please note that this course is just part of the s12 approval process. The approval process varies according to your location – please use the following links for more information:
- understand the provisions contained in Part 2 MHA relevant to the initial detention of a patient under s 2, 3 and 4.
- describe the role of a s12 (2) doctor and others when undertaking MHA assessment.
- understand the meaning of, and refer to, the criteria for detention under part 2.
- describe the guidance contained in the Code of Practice relevant to the role and responsibilities of a s12 (2) doctor when undertaking a MHA assessment.
- use knowledge of the impact that an assessment may have on patients and their carers to inform the approach to an assessment.
- complete the statutory forms lawfully.
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