852. Identification of the relevant mental health service provider for a relevant patient.

852.     Identification of the relevant mental health service provider for a relevant patient.

Where a local health board1 is responsible for providing a secondary mental health service2 for a relevant patient3 and a local authority4 is not responsible for providing such a service, the board is the relevant mental health service provider5.

Where a local health board is responsible for providing a secondary mental health service for a relevant patient and a local authority is also responsible for providing such a service, the identification of one of them as the relevant mental health service provider is to