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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 265 – In-patients under 18: duties of hospital managers

This section places a new duty on hospital managers to ensure that any person aged 16 or 17 who is an in-patient in a hospital for the assessment or treatment of mental disorder under the Act is accommodated in an environment that is suitable for their age, subject to their needs.

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