The UEMS-Section of Psychiatry is sensitive to the very diverse legal structures in the EU and of the need to restrict itself to general issue. It recognises that detail is the responsibility of individual legislatures and that to try to cover every circumstance would be impossible. Initially, the Section considered attempting to produce a position statement on arrangements for detention under legal measure in EU Psychiatric practice. Following discussions, this became restricted to a consideration of Compulsory Care and Treatment in the Community. This, narrower focus has already been the subject of legislation in some countries [e.g. Mental Health (Care and Treatment), (Scotland) Act 2003] and is being actively considered in others. This paper also has that focus, so that issues relating to hospital care and detention fall out-with the review.
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