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									                                                                                  TB(07)74




                                       Trust Board

                                       31 May 2007



Report Title:          Authorised Person Training (to accept Mental Health
                       Act 1983 section papers) and Approval to act

Purpose:               This report seeks approval of nominated Authorised
                       Persons to receive section papers under the Mental Health
                       Act 1983 (the MHA) to act.

Executive              The Mental Health Act Office has continued its Authorised
Summary:               Person training and those that have passed the required
                       test are being recommended to the Board as being
                       sufficiently competent to act as Authorised Persons.

Background:            An Authorised Person needs to scrutinise the section
                       papers received under the MHA to ensure that they are
                       valid.

Report Content:        1. Purpose: 2. Executive Summary: 3. Background
                       Information: 4. Content: 5. Equalities: 6. Assurance/Risk
                       Management: 7. Legal Implications:
                       8. Recommendation: 9. Action Requested.

Equalities:            This report has not been impact assessed.

Assurance:
                        Standards for Better            Board Assurance              Risk
                        Health                          Framework Principle          Rating
                                                        Objective
                        3.      Governance              C7a Sound clinical           6
                                                        and corporate
                                                        governance

Financial/             Non-compliance with this aspect of the MHA risks unlawful
Legal                  detention and, if pursued by the patient, could result in the
Implications           payment of compensation.




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Paper: Authorised Person Training (to accept Mental Health Act 1983 section papers) and
Approval to act / Author: Victoria Gregory / 21 May 2007
Recommendations                That the nominated Authorised Persons be
                               authorised to act as such with immediate effect.

Action requested               To RECEIVE and NOTE the report for information
                               and to APPROVE and RATIFY the recommended
                               Authorised Persons.

Report from                    Victoria Gregory, Interim Mental Health Act
                               Manager

Report author                  Victoria Gregory, Interim Mental Health Act
                               Manager




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Paper: Authorised Person Training (to accept Mental Health Act 1983 section papers) and
Approval to act / Author: Victoria Gregory / 21 May 2007
AUTHORISED PERSON TRAINING (TO ACCEPT MENTAL HEALTH ACT
1983 SECTION PAPERS) AND APPROVAL TO ACT


1.0         Purpose

1.1         The purpose of this report is to obtain authority for proposed
            Authorised Persons to act as Authorised Persons who, once
            approved, are delegates of the Board.

2.0         Executive Summary

2.1         An Authorised Person is acting on behalf of the “managers” of the
            Trust when scrutinising and accepting section papers on its behalf
            (the “managers” are the Board acting through its directors).

2.2         Authorised Persons are necessary to scrutinise proposed section
            papers when presented to the Trust in an Application by an Approved
            Social Worker or the patient’s Nearest Relative.

2.3         The section commences when an Authorised Person decides to
            accept the section. It is at that point that the Trust becomes the
            detaining authority under the MHA.

2.4         It is important that an Authorised Person is capable of making a
            distinction between those papers that may have been invalidly
            completed and those that are correctly completed so that the patient
            is properly detained and treated under the MHA. To that extent the
            Authorised Person is gatekeeper until the papers are received by the
            MHAO.

3.0         Background/Introduction

3.1         Further to the Report to the Board in April 2007 the MHAO has
            continued with its training programme during April and May. It is an
            obligation under paragraph 12.5d of the Code of Practice to ensure
            that relevant officers receive the necessary training.

4.0         Report Content

4.2         41 staff have attended training since 18 April 2007 (to 21 May). Of
            that 41 (some of whom were re-sit candidates) 20 have passed both
            the multiple choice paper and the exercise test paper.

4.7         Those that have passed have satisfied the MHAO that they have
            understood the training, are competent, and should be recommended
            to the Board to act as Authorised Persons to receive section papers.

5.0         Equalities

5.1         This report has not been impact assessed.

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Paper: Authorised Person Training (to accept Mental Health Act 1983 section papers) and
Approval to act / Author: Victoria Gregory / 21 May 2007
6.0          Assurance Risk Management

             Standards for Better          Board Assurance                    Risk
             Health                        Framework Principle                Rating
                                           Objective
             4.      Governance            C7a Sound clinical and             6
                                           corporate governance


7.0         Legal Implications

7.1         If section papers are not accepted properly, a difficulty with the status
            of the patient arises because, if there are errors on the papers that
            render it invalid, the patient cannot be detained under that section
            and is an informal patient – staying subject to their consent only. Any
            detention or medication would otherwise be unlawful unless common
            law is properly used.

8.0         Recommendations

8.1         The MHAO is recommending that the twenty candidates who have
            passed both tests be approved by the Board to be Authorised
            Persons. They are:

            (1)        Bose Adepoju
            (2)        Bolaji Bello
            (3)        Christine Byasi
            (4)        Jimmy Cangy
            (5)        Neil Clemenson
            (6)        John Coffey
            (7)        Aslam Dessaye
            (8)        Sharon Edmunds
            (9)        Paul Ekwuruke
            (10)       Gideon Garbrah
            (11)       Francisca Igun
            (12)       Arthur Kampira
            (13)       Elias Mandishaya
            (14)       Tawanda Maposa
            (15)       Margaret Mawejje
            (16)       Fitzgerald Mensah
            (17)       Jillian Murdoch
            (18)       Brenda Ndiweni
            (19)       Krishen Panaegren
            (20)       Meredith Thomas




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Paper: Authorised Person Training (to accept Mental Health Act 1983 section papers) and
Approval to act / Author: Victoria Gregory / 21 May 2007
9.0         Action being requested

9.1         The Board is asked to:

            a)         RECEIVE and NOTE the report for information; and

            b)         APPROVE and RATIFY the recommended persons to be
                       Authorised Persons to accept section papers with
                       immediate effect.




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Paper: Authorised Person Training (to accept Mental Health Act 1983 section papers) and
Approval to act / Author: Victoria Gregory / 21 May 2007

								
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