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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 211 - Power to transfer person serving custodial sentence etc to hospital

This section provides that the Department of Justice may direct that a person who is serving a sentence is removed to hospital if certain conditions are met. The section applies to a person who is serving a custodial sentence as defined in section 253; a person who is detained because of a failure to comply with an order to enter into a recognizance to keep the peace or to be of good behaviour (or both); or a person who is detained because of a failure to pay a fine.

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