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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 217 - Transfer to hospital of person remanded by magistrates’ court

This section provides that the Department of Justice may direct that a person who is remanded in custody by a magistrates’ court can be transferred to hospital if certain conditions are met.

If the Department of Justice does so direct, the section also provides that the managing authority of the hospital must admit the person and detain him or her there in accordance with section 218.

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