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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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46Withdrawal of consent

(1)Where the consent of a patient to any treatment has been given for the purposes of section 43 or 44 above, the patient may, subject to section 48 below, at any time before the completion of the treatment withdraw his consent, and those sections shall then apply as if the remainder of the treatment were a separate form of treatment.

(2)Without prejudice to the application of subsection (1) above to any treatment given under a plan of treatment to which a patient has consented, a patient who has consented to such a plan may, subject to section 48 below, at any time withdraw his consent to further treatment, or to further treatment of any description, under the plan.

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