The Mental Treatment Act 1927 (18 Geo. V No. 13) allowed people in the general population with 'mental disorders' to be admitted to mental health institutions without the stigma of being certified as insane, but to be subsequently sent to a hospital for the insane involuntarily if they had not 'recovered' within six months.
The Mental Treatment Act 1927 extended the provisions of the Mental Treatment Act 1917, to the general population, including people under the age of 21 years.
1917 - 1927 Mental Treatment Act 1917
1927 - Mental Treatment Act 1927
Sources used to compile this entry: Mental Treatment Act 1927 [Document], Date: 23 November 1927; Understanding and interpreting mental health legislation and certification documents, 1871-1962 [Document], Date: 2012.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 27 July 2013, Last modified: 15 June 2018