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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 298 – Protection for acts done in pursuance of Part 9 or 10

This section provides that no civil proceedings may be brought in relation to any act purporting to be done in pursuance of Part 9 or 10, without the leave of the High Court, and any criminal proceedings in relation to such an act may only be brought by or with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions. This section does not apply in respect of proceedings brought against the Department, the Regional Board, or a HSC trust.

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