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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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48In Schedule 1, for Group D there shall be substituted— Group D Mentally disordered persons A person who suffers or has suffered from mental illness, psychopathic disorder, mental handicap or severe mental handicap and on account of that condition either—

(a)is resident in a hospital or other similar institution ; or

(b)regularly attends for treatment by a medical practitioner. A person for the time being in guardianship under section 33 of the Mental Health Act 1959. A person who, under Part VIII of that Act, has been determined by a judge to be incapable, by reason of mental disorder, of managing and administering his property and affairs. (In this Group—

(a)' mental handicap' means a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind (not amounting to severe mental handicap) which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning;

(b)' severe mental handicap ' means a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning;

(c)other expressions are to be construed in accordance with the said Act of 1959.).

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