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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 173 - Effect of ending restrictions under a public protection order

This section applies where the Department of Justice ends the restriction element of a public protection order, or where a public protection order remains in force but the restriction period of the order has expired.  In these circumstances, the public protection order continues as if it were a public protection order without restrictions, thus requiring the person to be detained in the establishment concerned.

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