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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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68Interpretation and supplementary provisions

(1)In this Act " the principal Act" means the Mental Health Act 1959.

(2)Sections 56 and 59 of the principal Act (supplementary provisions for Part IV) shall have effect as if section 17 above were contained in Part IV of that Act, section 80 of that Act (interpretation of Part V) shall have effect as if sections 26 to 33 above were contained in Part V of that Act, and sections 94 to 96 of that Act (supplementary provisions for Part VI) shall have effect as if sections 36 and 37 above were contained in Part VI of that Act.

(3)The following provisions of the principal Act, that is to say—

(a)section 4 (definition and classification of mental disorder) ;

(b)section 122 (applications to tribunals);

(c)section 125 (forgery etc. of documents);

(d)section 129 (assisting patients to absent themselves with out leave etc.);

(e)section 130 (penalty for obstruction);

(f)section 135(2) and (4) (warrants to search for and remove patients);

(g)section 139 (custody of patients etc.);

(h)section 141 (protection for acts done in pursuance of the principal Act);

(i)section 142 (default powers);

(j)section 143 (inquiries);

(k)section 147 (general interpretation); and

(l)section 149(3) (power to repeal or amend local enactments),

shall have effect as if the provisions of this Act other than section 62 and Schedule 2 were contained in the principal Act.

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