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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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Nearest relative

7Where at any time before the coming into force of section 14 of this Act an application to a Mental Health Review Tribunal has been made by a person who at that time was the patient's nearest relative, then, if—

(a)the application has not been determined when that section comes into force; and

(b)that person would by reason of that section cease to be the patient's nearest relative,

that person shall nevertheless be treated for the purposes of the application as continuing to be his nearest relative.

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