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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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69Commencement and transitional provisions

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, this Act shall come into force on 30th September 1983.

(2)Sections 29, 30 and 31 above shall come into force on such day (not being earlier than the said 30th September) as may be appointed by an order made by the Secretary of State, and a different day may be appointed for each of those sections or for different purposes of any of those sections.

(3)Section 56(1) and (11) above shall come into force on the said 30th September or on such earlier day as may be appointed by an order made by the Secretary of State.

(4)Section 61 above shall come into force as provided in that section and Part II of Schedule 3 and Part II of Schedule 4 to this Act shall come into force at the expiration of the period mentioned in subsection (1) of that section; and at the expiration of that period, the references to a mental welfare officer or mental welfare officers in sections 38 and 53(1)(a) above shall be construed as references to an approved social worker or approved social workers appointed under section 61.

(5)Section 62 above, Schedule 2 to this Act and in Schedule 4 to this Act the repeal in Schedule 7 to the principal Act and the repeals in the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960 and the Mental Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1961 shall come into force on 1st April 1983.

(6)Schedule 5 to this Act, which contains transitional provisions and savings, shall have effect with respect to the matters there mentioned.

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