MHA 1983 s130
Mental Health Act 2007
- This section is not changed by the Mental Health Act 2007.
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[The chapter/paragraph numbers which appear below (if any) refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]
- Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983, 38. Offences and protection for acts done [Note that the chapter number relates to the old Reference Guide] — paragraphs 38.13 and 38.14
Prosecutions by local authorities
130. A local social services authority may institute proceedings for any offence under this Part of this Act, but without prejudice to any provision of this Part of this Act requiring the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the institution of such proceedings.