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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 169 - Section 167: the restriction condition

This section provides the additional condition that must be met in order for the court to be able to make a public protection order with restrictions. In order to meet this condition, the court must be satisfied that the risk of serious physical or psychological harm to other people is sufficient to warrant making a public protection order with restrictions rather than making a public protection order without restrictions. The nature of the offence, the past history of the offender, and the risk of serious physical or psychological harm to other persons if the person was set at large must be considered by the court.

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