Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009
This Order amends s77 so that withdrawn First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) applications can be remade, and adds new para 5 to MHA 1983 sched 2 so that members of the English Tribunal can hear cases in the Welsh Tribunal. In force 1/6/09
Extract from Explanatory Note
Paragraph 161 of Schedule 1 amends the Mental Health Act 1983 in order to ensure that a patient who withdraws their appeal to the First-tier Tribunal can remake that appeal. This amendment relates to the transfer of the functions of Mental Health Review Tribunals in England to the First-tier Tribunal, which was effected by the Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2008.
Paragraph 162 of Schedule 1 amends the same Act to allow members of the First-tier Tribunal who may hear mental health cases to sit in the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales. This preserves the position under paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the 1993 Act before the abolition of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for England and the transfer of its members to the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal under the Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2008.
Important notice: Operation of section 77(2) MHA 1983 - disregarding withdrawn applications — On 8/12/08 the Chamber President issued a notice explaining that, until the Mental Health Act 1983 is amended in 2009, a patient who withdraws an application to the English Tribunal cannot reapply within the same period of eligibility; instead, he must ask for the original application to be reinstated. The necessary amendment came into force on 1/6/09 so this notice, although still on the Tribunals Service website, no longer applies.§