The latest version of the “Who Pays” guidance is dated August 2013. It is due to be updated in full, during 2016, but new guidance takes effect from 1st April 2016 on who, within the NHS, pays for services for people who need them under S117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
This paper provides an:
- Update on the progress in reviewing the responsible commissioner ‘Who Pays’ guidance as related to persons detained under the 1983 Mental Health Act, and
- Amendment to the NHS England ‘Who pays? Determining responsibility for payments to providers’ guidance effective from 1st April 2016, with no retrospective impact on existing individuals in receipt of section 117 aftercare services and their commissioners.