807. Arrangements for independent mental health advocates.

The appropriate national authority1 must make such arrangements2 as it considers reasonable to enable persons ('independent mental health advocates') to be available to help qualifying patients3 or, in relation to Wales, Welsh qualifying compulsory patients4 and Welsh qualifying informal patients5. The appropriate national authority may by regulations make provision as to the appointment of persons as independent mental health advocates6 and such regulations may, in particular, provide:


    (1)     that a person may act as an independent mental health advocate only in such circumstances, or only subject to such conditions, as may be specified in the regulations7;


    (2)     for the