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

See all articles by Nicolette M. Priaulx

Nicolette M. Priaulx

Cardiff University; Cardiff University - Cardiff Law School

Abstract

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 [2002] UKHL 34; [2002] 3 WLR 584; [2002] 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

Suggested Citation

Priaulx, Nicolette M., 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=764604

Nicolette M. Priaulx (Contact Author)

Cardiff University ( email )

PO Box 427
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3AX
United Kingdom

Cardiff University - Cardiff Law School ( email )

PO Box 427
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3AX
United Kingdom

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