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THE MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL CAPACITY (ADVOCACY) AMENDMENT (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2009

UK Statutory Instruments

Version as made

2009 No. 2376


  • Version as made

Introductory Text

Statutory Instruments

2009 No. 2376

Mental Health, England

Mental Capacity, England

The Mental Health and Mental Capacity (Advocacy) Amendment (England) Regulations 2009

Made

2nd September 2009

Laid before Parliament

7th September 2009

Coming into force

12th October 2009

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 35(2) and (3) and 64(1) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005(1) and sections 130A(2) and (3) and 130C(5) of the Mental Health Act 1983(2), makes the following Regulations.

Citation, commencement, interpretation and extent

1.—(1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Mental Health and Mental Capacity (Advocacy) Amendment (England) Regulations 2009 and shall come into force on 12th October 2009.

(2)  In these Regulations— “the 2006 Regulations” means the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Independent Mental Capacity Advocates) (General) Regulations 2006(3 ) ; “the 2008 Regulations” means the Mental Health Act 1983 (Independent Mental Health Advocates) (England) Regulations 2008(4 ).
(3)  These Regulations apply in relation to England only.

Amendment of the 2006 Regulations

2.—(1)  The 2006 Regulations are amended as follows.

(2)  For regulation 5(3) substitute—
“(3)   Before a determination is made in relation to any person for the purposes of paragraph (2) (b) , there must be obtained, in respect of that person, an enhanced criminal record certificate issued pursuant to section 113B of the Police Act 1997(5 ) which includes—
(a) where the determination is in respect of a person’s appointment as an IMCA for a person who has not attained the age of 18, suitability information relating to children (within the meaning of section 113BA of the Police Act 1997(6 ) ) ;
(b) where the determination is in respect of a person’s appointment as an IMCA for a person who has attained the age of 18, suitability information relating to vulnerable adults (within the meaning of section 113BB of that Act(7 ) ).”.

Amendment of the 2008 Regulations

3.—(1)  The 2008 Regulations are amended as follows.

(2)  For regulation 6(5) substitute—
“(5)   For the purposes of the condition referred to in paragraph (2) (b) there must be obtained, in respect of that person, an enhanced criminal record certificate issued pursuant to section 113B of the Police Act 1997 which includes—
(a) where the qualifying patient has not attained the age of 18, suitability information relating to children (within the meaning of section 113BA of the Police Act 1997) ;
(b) where the qualifying patient has attained the age of 18, suitability information relating to vulnerable adults (within the meaning of section 113BB of that Act).”. Signed by authority of the Secretary of State. Phil HopeMinister of State,Department of Health2nd September 2009