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(1)The local mental health partners for a local authority area must take all reasonable steps to agree arrangements for–
(a)the carrying out of assessments in accordance with sections 25 and 26 for adults who are usually resident in that area and are entitled to such assessments under section 22; and
(b)the making of referrals described in section 28(1) following such assessments.
(2)If arrangements have been agreed, the partners must ensure that the arrangements are recorded in writing.
(3)The arrangements must identify the extent to which each of the partners is to carry out those assessments and make those referrals.
(4)The arrangements may provide that–
(a)one of the partners is to provide all the assessments and make all the referrals;
(b)different aspects of an assessment, and different referrals following an assessment, will be undertaken by different partners.
(5)The partners may alter their arrangements (including arrangements determined by the Welsh Ministers under section 21 and arrangements which have already been altered) if they agree the alterations.
(6)If arrangements are altered under subsection (5), the partners must ensure that the alterations are recorded in writing.
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