orders delimiting "prescribed classes" of nurses under the MHA

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

The Mental health act section 5(4) confers powers onto nurses "of the presecribed class" to detain people in hospital. Section 5(7) clarifies that "In subsection (4) above “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State."

I am writing to request all orders made by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (presumably the relevent secretary of state) which prescribe such a class of nurses, since the MHA was passed.

Yours faithfully,

Ada Cable

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Ada Cable,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref:FOI-1369844).

Yours sincerely, 

Michael Pierson
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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