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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 214 - Transfer of civil prisoner or immigration detainee to hospital

This section provides that the Department of Justice may direct that a person who is a civil prisoner or immigration detainee can be transferred to hospital if certain conditions are met.

The section also provides that if such a direction is given, then the managing authority of the hospital must admit the person and detain him or her there in accordance with section 215.

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