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6(1)Section 134 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (correspondence of patients) shall be amended as follows.
(2)In subsection (3), after paragraph (e) insert—
“(ea)a provider of a patient advocacy and liaison service for the assistance of patients at the hospital and their families and carers;
(eb)a provider of independent advocacy services for the patient;”.
(3)After subsection (3) insert—
“(3A)In subsection (3) above—
(a)“patient advocacy and liaison service” means a service of a description prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State, and
(b)“independent advocacy services” means services provided under arrangements under section 19A of the National Health Service Act 1977.”
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