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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Applications for authorisationN.I.

2—(1) An application under this Schedule may be made where one or more measures mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) are proposed in relation to a person who is 16 or over (“P”).N.I.

(2) Those measures are—

(a)the provision to P of particular treatment which is relevant treatment (as defined by paragraph 4);

(b)the detention of P in circumstances amounting to a deprivation of liberty in a particular place in which appropriate care or treatment is available for P;

(c)the imposition on P of a requirement to attend at a particular place at particular times or intervals for the purpose of being given particular treatment that would or might be treatment with serious consequences (“an attendance requirement”);

(d)the imposition on P of a community residence requirement.

(3) An application under this Schedule is an application to the relevant trust for authorisation of one or more measures mentioned in sub-paragraph (2) which are proposed.

(4) In this Schedule “the relevant trust” means—

(a)if the application requests authorisation of the detention of P in a particular place in circumstances amounting to a deprivation of liberty, the HSC trust in whose area the place is situated;

(b)if the application requests authorisation of the provision of particular treatment or authorisation of an attendance requirement, and head (a) does not apply, the HSC trust in whose area the treatment would be provided;

(c)if the application requests authorisation of a community residence requirement and head (b) does not apply, the HSC trust in whose area the place where P would be required by the community residence requirement to live is situated.

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