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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Psychiatric and medical examinations

4.—(1) A supervision order may require the supervised child—

(a)to submit to a medical or psychiatric examination; or

(b)to submit to any such examination as directed by the supervisor.

(2) Any such examination shall be required to be conducted—

(a)by, or under the direction of, such medical practitioner as may be specified in the order;

(b)at a place specified in the order and at which the supervised child is to attend as a non-resident patient; or

(c)at a hospital at which the supervised child is, or is to attend as, a resident patient.

(3) A requirement of a kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(c) shall not be included unless the court is satisfied, on the evidence of a medical practitioner, that—

(a)the child may be suffering from a physical or mental condition that requires, and may be susceptible to, treatment; and

(b)a period as a resident patient is necessary if the examination is to be carried out properly.

(4) No court shall include a requirement under this paragraph in a supervision order unless it is satisfied—

(a)where the child has sufficient understanding to make an informed decision, that he consents to its inclusion; and

(b)that satisfactory arrangements have been, or can be, made for the examination.

(5) In this paragraph and paragraph 5 “hospital” does not include special accommodation within the meaning of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(1).

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