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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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64Minor amendments

(1)In section 130(1) of the principal Act (obstruction) for the words " who refuses to allow the inspection of any premises, or without reasonable cause refuses " there shall be substituted the words

who without reasonable cause refuses to allow the inspection of any premises, or refuses.

(2)The function of appointing medical practitioners under subsection (3) of section 137 of the principal Act (examination of Members of Parliament) shall be exercised by the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists instead of by the Presidents of the bodies there mentioned and accordingly in that subjection for the words from " appointed as follows " to " Presidents " there shall be substituted the words

appointed by the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, being practitioners appearing to the President.

(3)Section 146 of the principal Act (warrants by Secretary of State to be given under the hand of the Secretary of State or an Under Secretary of State) shall cease to have effect.

(4)In section 105(1) of the National Health Service Act 1977 (payments by local authorities for medical examinations with a view to admission to hospital under Part IV of the principal Act) for the words " the council which is the local authority for the purposes of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 for the area where the person examined resides " there shall be substituted the words

the Secretary of State.

(5)In paragraph 2(1)(d) of Schedule 8 to the said Act of 1977 (functions of mental welfare officers in relation to persons received into guardianship under Part IV of the principal Act) after the words " Part IV " there shall be inserted the words

or Part V.

(6)Section 32 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (maximum line on summary conviction) shall extend to Northern Ireland so far as it relates to section 129(3)(a) of the principal Act.

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