Charging for After-Care Services Under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 - the Final Word?
Journal of Mental Health Law, pp. 313-322, December 2002
10 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2005
This article examines the UK House of Lords' decision in R v Manchester City Council, ex parte Stennett, R v Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, ex parte Armstrong, R v Harrow London Borough Council, ex parte Cobham  UKHL 34;  3 WLR 584;  4 All ER 124. In this important decision, the House of Lords confirmed that the services provided under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 are provided as a consequence of a free-standing obligation on the authorities and are free of charge.
Keywords: Mental Health Act 1983, After-care services, mental health law, section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Health Act 1983, compulsorily detained patients, differential position of informal patients, charging for after-care, importance of after-care
JEL Classification: H51, I18
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