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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 220 - Transfer of certain other detainees to hospital

This section provides that the Department of Justice may direct by warrant that a “relevant detainee” – being someone who is not serving a sentence within the meaning of section 211, a civil prisoner or immigration detainee within the meaning of section 214, or a person remanded in custody by a magistrates court – be removed from a relevant place to a hospital if the conditions for giving such a direction set out in section 223 are met. The managing authority of the hospital specified in the direction must admit the person and detain them.

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