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Part 1 E+WPersons who lack capacity

[F1Powers of the court in relation to Schedule A1E+W

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Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 21A and preceding cross-heading inserted (1.4.2009) by Mental Health Act 2007 (c. 12), ss. 50, 56, Sch. 9 para. 2; S.I. 2009/139, art. 2(e) (with art. 3)

21APowers of court in relation to Schedule A1E+W

(1)This section applies if either of the following has been given under Schedule A1—

(a)a standard authorisation;

(b)an urgent authorisation.

(2)Where a standard authorisation has been given, the court may determine any question relating to any of the following matters—

(a)whether the relevant person meets one or more of the qualifying requirements;

(b)the period during which the standard authorisation is to be in force;

(c)the purpose for which the standard authorisation is given;

(d)the conditions subject to which the standard authorisation is given.

(3)If the court determines any question under subsection (2), the court may make an order—

(a)varying or terminating the standard authorisation, or

(b)directing the supervisory body to vary or terminate the standard authorisation.

(4)Where an urgent authorisation has been given, the court may determine any question relating to any of the following matters—

(a)whether the urgent authorisation should have been given;

(b)the period during which the urgent authorisation is to be in force;

(c)the purpose for which the urgent authorisation is given.

(5)Where the court determines any question under subsection (4), the court may make an order—

(a)varying or terminating the urgent authorisation, or

(b)directing the managing authority of the relevant hospital or care home to vary or terminate the urgent authorisation.

(6)Where the court makes an order under subsection (3) or (5), the court may make an order about a person's liability for any act done in connection with the standard or urgent authorisation before its variation or termination.

(7)An order under subsection (6) may, in particular, exclude a person from liability.]