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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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161.—(1) A power that a constable has under any provision of this Part (a “place of safety power”) does not affect—

(a)any authority that the constable has under Part 2 to do an act other than an act authorised by the place of safety power;

(b)any authority to do any act that a person other than the constable has; or

(c)any power that the constable has otherwise than under this Act.

(2) If, while a person is detained in or being taken to a place of safety under any provision of this Part, the person is arrested for an offence—

(a)the relevant provisions of PACE apply; and

(b)the person ceases to be liable to be detained under this Part or taken to a place of safety under this Part.

(3) Nothing in subsection (2)(b) affects the application of this Part on any subsequent occasion on which the person is found in a public place.

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