Code of Practice on the use of Electro-Convulsive Therapy for Voluntary Patients
Version 3 of the Code of Practice on the Use of Electro-Convulsive Therapy for Voluntary Patients was published in February 2016. This Code of Practice is intended as guidance for persons working in approved centres, and in particular for staff involved in the delivery of electro-convulsive therapy to voluntary patients in approved centres.
In a number of areas, the Code has been amended to remove highly specified requirements and instead recommend approved centres to accord with best international practice. The Code includes a new section entitled ‘Resources’, which sets out a non-exhaustive list of international bodies and resources which are considered by the Mental Health Commission to offer guidance on what is ‘best international practice’. There have also been minor formatting and numbering changes to the Code, as well as the deletion of redundant or repeated clauses.
Code of Practice on the Use of Electro-Convulsive Therapy for Voluntary Patients - Version 3
Published: 10 February 2016
Effective: 15 February 2016