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Regulations

The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales is a statutory organisation established under the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007.

The tribunal is independent of government. The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales hears applications and references for patients who are detained or subject to certain orders made under the Mental Health Act. Our function is to review the cases of patients who are detained or living in the community subject to a conditional discharge, community treatment or guardianship order. 

Regulations governing the tribunal are listed below. The Code of Practice, to which the tribunal has regard, is also listed below:

Mental Health Act 1983 CHAPTER 20
Available to view online and in printed format from the official website for UK legislation (external site).

Mental Health Act 1983 SCHEDULE 2
Available to view online and in printed format from the official website for UK legislation.

Mental Health Act 2007 CHAPTER 12
Available to view online and in printed format from the official website for UK legislation.

Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales Rules 2008 (2008 No. 2705)
Available to view online and in printed format from the official website for UK legislation.

The Mental Health Act 1983, Code of Practice for Wales
Available to view online and in printed format from the official website for the NHS Wales, Mental Health Act 1983 (external site).

Related links

Our guidance booklet explains the legal criteria that the tribunal must consider before it can make a decision and the principle powers of the tribunal.
The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales hears applications and references for patients who are subject to the Mental Health Act.
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