If you are involuntarily admitted to an approved psychiatric centre, you are entitled to:
- Have all decisions made in your best interests
- Be examined by a psychiatrist in the centre
- Be provided with certain information
- Have your retention reviewed by a tribunal
- Appeal to the Courts in certain circumstances
There are specific rules about psychiatric and their consent to treatment.
People who are involuntarily detained under the Mental Treatment Act 1945 are considered to be involuntarily detained under the 2001 Act from 1 November 2006. Their detention must be reviewed by mental health tribunals in the same way as new patients.