805. Duty of managers to give information to community patients.

805.     Duty of managers to give information to community patients.

The managers of the responsible hospital1 must take such steps2 as are practicable to ensure that a community patient3 understands the effect of the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 applying to community patients and what rights of applying to a tribunal are available to him in that capacity4. Such steps must be taken as soon as practicable after the patient becomes a community patient5.

The managers of the responsible hospital must, except where the community patient otherwise requests, take such