Re D (mental patient: nearest relative)

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
Re D (mental patient: nearest relative)
Issue: What amounts to “caring for” a patient so as to become a “nearest relative” under the Mental Health Act 1983; the test to be applied when a patient challenges his detention under s3 of the Act on the basis that the social worker consulted as nearest relative the wrong person.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   FC3 00/5338/C
Judge(s): Otton LJ, Hooper J
Date: 9 May 2000