Regina v Mental Health Review Tribunal for South Thames Region ex parte Anthony David Smith: Admn 4 Aug 1998

When assessing the release of a detained patient the tribunal must look at the ‘nature or degree’ of the illness disjunctively and not conjunctively. A person subject to a serious illness but without current symptoms might still be detained.
Times 09-Dec-1998, [1998] EWHC Admin 832
Mental Health Act 1983 72(1)(b)(I)

Updated: 26 December 2020; Ref: scu.138953