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Mental Health Act: applications for cross-border transfer of patients

Forms to request a warrant for the cross-border transfer of patients under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Documents

Transfer of non-restricted patients to a hospital outside England and Wales

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Transfer of responsibility of patients subject to community treatment orders

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Removal from England and Wales of patients detained under the provisions of part 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983

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The Mental Health Act permits some patients who come under its provisions to be transferred to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

The act states that a hospital in England must obtain the authorisation of the Secretary of State for Health before it can transfer such a patient to a location in one of these jurisdictions. These forms can be used to apply for this authorisation.

Published 2 September 2010
Last updated 21 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Removed 'Cross border patient transfer arrangements', replaced 'Transfer of non-restricted patients to a hospital outside England and Wales' and 'Transfer of responsibility of patients subject to community treatment orders', and added 'Removal from England and Wales of patients detained under the provisions of part 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983'.

  2. Contact details updated. Clarifications to 'Transfer of responsibility of supervised community treatment patients' .

  3. First published.