A period of time during which the main responsibility for provision of mental health care for a PATIENT is transferred to another HEALTH CARE PROVIDER on a temporary basis, with the expectation that responsibility will be transferred back at some time in the future. This will end the current CARE PROGRAMME APPROACH EPISODE and suspend the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL.
If responsibility for the mental health care for the PATIENT is not transferred back within one year of the suspension starting, it will be considered that the transfer is permanent and the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL will be ended. In this eventuality the END DATE of the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL should be taken as the START DATE of the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL SUSPENSION.
This class is also known by these names:
|plural||MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL SUSPENSIONS|