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Death of a detained mental health patient – notification form
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When and how to tell us about the death of a detained mental health patient.
How to notify us
If you have an account with the CQC Provider Portal, you can send us your notification online.
This form has been updated to include coronavirus (COVID-19) as a cause of death.
If you do not have access to the Provider Portal, you can notify us by filling in a form and emailing it to MH_notifications@cqc.org.uk.
When you need to tell us about a death
You must notify us when:
- a person has died while being detained (or liable to be detained) under the Mental Health Act 1983
You must notify us of the death without delay.
- Last updated:
- 28 May 2020