Mental Health Review Tribunal Office (England)
The Mental Health Review Tribunal is an independent panel that can discharge you from the Mental Health Act. The tribunal hearings take place at the hospital. The tribunal has to decide if you fit the criteria for being under a section of the Mental Health Act or not.
Tribunals have the power to:
•Discharge you from your section
•Recommend that you get leave
•Recommend supervised community treatment instead of staying in hospital
•Decide on a delayed discharge or conditional discharge
•Transfer you to another hospital
•Meet up again if their recommendations are not followed. However, the hospital is not legally obliged to follow their recommendations.