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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 275 - Visiting etc powers of medical practitioners in connection with the Tribunal

Section 275 is to be read alongside a number of provisions in the Act that give medical practitioners certain powers to visit and to obtain/examine health and other records relating to P for certain purposes. If P has capacity regarding the granting of access to such records, this section provides that the medical practitioner must obtain P’s consent prior to exercising that power.

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