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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 231 - Powers of Tribunal as to public protection order without restrictions

This section makes provision for the powers that the Tribunal can exercise when an application or referral is made to it in relation to a person who is subject to a public protection order without restrictions. The Tribunal may discharge the person from being liable to be detained under the order or decide not to discharge the person from that liability. The Tribunal can only decide not to discharge the person if it is satisfied that the prevention of serious harm condition contained in section 233 is met.

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