811. Duty to give information about independent mental health advocates.

811.     Duty to give information about independent mental health advocates.

The responsible person1 in relation to a qualifying patient2, a Welsh qualifying compulsory patient3 or Welsh informal patient4 must take such steps5 as are practicable to ensure that the patient understands that help is available to him from an independent mental health advocate and how he can obtain that help6.

The steps to be taken must include giving the requisite information both orally and in writing7.