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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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Procedure and composition of tribunals

8(1)Rules under section 124 of the principal Act may make provision as to the procedure to be adopted in cases concerning restricted patients and, in particular—

(a)for restricting the persons qualified to serve as president of a tribunal for the consideration of any application or reference relating to a restricted patient;

(b)for the transfer of proceedings from one tribunal to another in any case where, after the making of a reference or application in accordance with paragraph 3(4) or 7(3) above, the patient ceases to reside in the area of the tribunal to which the reference or application was made.

(2)Paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the principal Act shall have effect subject to any rules made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(d) above.

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