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Review of the Mental Health Act, 1959: A Summary of the White Paper

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Robert Bluglass*
Midland Centre for Forensic Psychiatry, All Saints' Hospital, Birmingham
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The White Paper (HMSO Cmnd 7320) was published on 13 September, and its proposals are stated to be based on the need to strengthen the rights and safeguard the liberties of the mentally disordered, whilst retaining a proper regard for the rights and safety of the general public and staff.

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