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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 179 - Detention under a public protection order without restrictions

This section provides that a person detained in an establishment under a public protection order without restrictions can be detained for a period not exceeding 6 months. This is subject to discharge under section 180, extension under sections 181 to 186, and the powers of the Tribunal under section 231.

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