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Our List of Words and their meaning

Our List of Words and their meaning

Our List of Words provides a helpful explanation about the different terms frequently mentioned in our website and publications.

You can download our booklet 'List of Words MHRTW - 16'.

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If you are detained or subject to certain orders made under the Mental Health Act you may be able to apply to the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales to have the matter reviewed.
A patient’s case may be referred automatically to the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales.
A nearest relative is a person who has certain rights and powers under the Mental Health Act in respect of the patient for whom they are the nearest relative.
The responsible authority is the organisation or individual that has responsibility for a patient who is detained or subject to certain orders made under the Mental Health Act.