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13. Where before the commencement day, an under 18 informal patient has been receiving, or is about to receive, electro-convulsive therapy, that patient may receive, or continue to receive, such treatment pending compliance with section 58A of the 1983 Act for a period of up to 14 days beginning with the commencement day.
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