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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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4Admission for treatment

(1)Section 26 of the principal Act (admission for treatment) shall be amended as follows.

(2)For subsection (2) (a) and (b) (grounds for application for admission of patient) there shall be substituted—

(a)that he is suffering from mental illness, severe mental impairment, psychopathic disorder or mental impairment, being a mental disorder of a nature or degree which makes it appropriate for him to receive medical treatment in a hospital; and

(b)in the case of psychopathic disorder or mental impairment, that such treatment is likely to alleviate or prevent a deterioration of his condition ; and

(c)that it is necessary for the health or safety of the patient or for the protection of other persons that he should receive such treatment and that it cannot be provided unless he is detained under this section.

(3)In subsection (3) (contents of medical recommendations) for the words " paragraphs (a) and (b)", " the said paragraph (a)" and "the said paragraph (b)" there shall be substituted respectively the words

paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), " the said paragraphs (a) and (b) " and " the said paragraph (c) ".

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