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34.—(1) Before a hearing to consider the disposal of a mental health case, an appropriate member of the Tribunal must, so far as practicable—
(a)examine the patient; and
(b)take such other steps as that member considers necessary to form an opinion of the patient’s mental condition.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) that member may—
(a)examine the patient in private;
(b)examine records relating to the detention or treatment of the patient and any after-care services;
(c)take notes and copies of records for use in connection with the proceedings.
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