The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) Regulations 2008

Discharge by nearest relative

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25.  (1)  Any report given by the responsible clinician for the purposes of section 25 (restrictions on discharge by nearest relative)—

(a)shall be in the form set out in Part 1 of Form M2, and

(b)the receipt of that report by—

(i)the managers of the hospital in which the patient is liable to be detained, or

(ii)the managers of the responsible hospital in the case of a community patient,

shall be in the form set out in Part 2 of that Form.

(2) In addition to the methods of serving documents provided for by regulation 3(1), reports under this regulation may be furnished by—

(a)transmission by facsimile, or

(b)the transmission in electronic form of a reproduction of the report,

if the managers of the hospital agree.