Form

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 supervised community treatment patients

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Detail

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, and these forms can be used to apply for this authorisation.