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Psychiatric hospitals as public authorities

Psychiatric hospitals when exercising their powers of compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 are public authorities under the Human Rights Act: R (A) v Partnerships in Care Ltd [2002] EWHC 529 (Admin) [2002] 1 WLR 2610, 2619, even though the power to detain rests with the hospital managers rather than with a state body by whom it has been delegated.


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