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36. (1) If a detained person dies, becomes seriously ill, sustains any severe injury or is removed to hospital on account of mental disorder, the manager shall inform the Secretary of State without delay and the Secretary of State shall at once inform:—
(a)the detained person’s spouse or next of kin (if he knows of their contact details); and
(b)any other person who the detained person may reasonably have asked should be informed.
(2) In any case in which the Secretary of State is under a duty to inform the detained person’s spouse or next of kin under paragraph (1), this shall be done in person by the appropriate officer wherever it is reasonably practicable to do so.
(3) Without prejudice to paragraph (1), if a detained person dies, the manager shall give notice immediately to the police, to the coroner or procurator fiscal having jurisdiction, to the visiting committee and to the Secretary of State.
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