Forensic Guidelines

Forensic Guidelines

Forensic Guidelines and other information

  • The Tribunal has issued detailed Forensic Guidelines which set out its practices in relation to the work of its Forensic Division.
  • The Tribunal has also issued a number of Practice Directions relating to its procedures in forensic and civil matters. In particular, the Practice Direction: Procedures for Tribunal Forensic hearings, deals with the procedures and timeframes which apply to review hearings held under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990. This Practice Direction was issued on 8 September 2018 to have effect to all forensic hearings listed after 1 January 2019.
  • The Ministry of Health has issued a Policy Directive that set outs the standards and governance arrangements for forensic mental health services and general mental health services for forensic patients.