chapter  11
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The Code of Practice, including its legal standing

The introduction expresses the hope that the Code will be a help to patients, their families, their friends and others who support them and notes that it was drafted with this aim in mind. Certainly many will find the language more accessible than the Act or the Regulations (Department of Health (1983) Mental Health (hospital, guardianship and consent to treatment) Regulations 1983, SI 1983, no. 893).