A tribunal to which applications may be made for the discharge from hospital of a person detained there for assessment or treatment of mental disorder or under a hospital order or a guardianship order. Hospital managers are required to refer any detained patient to the MHRT after six months of detention. The Mental Health Act 2007 replaced the previous regional tribunals with a single tribunal for England. It includes legally and medically qualified members appointed by the Lord Chancellor under the supervision of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council.
Subjects: Medicine and Health — Law.