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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 183 - Sections 181 and 182: extension reports

This section provides for the format of extension reports.  For an order to be extended, a report must be made by an appropriate medical practitioner within the reporting period, and the medical practitioner must have examined the person within that timeframe. The report must state that, in the medical practitioner’s opinion, the conditions for continued detention are met and also include a statement from a responsible social worker to that effect, as well as any such other information as may be prescribed in regulations.

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