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Section 38 – Interim hospital order

This leaflet provides information for people who are being kept in hospital due to a court order under section 38 of the Mental Health Act. It includes information such as why you are in hospital, how long you could be kept there, what happens next and you rights to appeal.

Section 48 – Transfer to hospital of an unsentenced prisoner (with or without restrictions)

An information leaflet for unsentenced prisoners who have been transferred to hospital. It includes information about why you are in hospital, what a restriction direction is, how long you will be there and what happens if you have to go back to court.

Section 5(2) – Detention of patients already in hospital

This leaflet has been produced to provide information to people who are already a patient and are being detained. It includes information about why you cannot leave hospital, how long you could be there, what will happen next and your rights to appeal.

Section 5(4) – Nurses power to detain

This leaflet has been produced to provide information to people about nurses' power to detain a person being treated for mental disorder as a hospital in-patient. It includes information about why you cannot leave hospital, how long you can be kept there and what will happen during this time.