Explanatory Memorandum

Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

2016 CHAPTER 18

9 May 2016

Commentary on Sections

Part 11 – Transfer between Jurisdictions

Section 257 - Removal of certain persons detained under Part 10 to Scotland

Section 257 establishes the same framework for the transfer of patients from Northern Ireland to Scotland who are detained under a public protection order or a hospital direction made under section 211, 214 or 220.