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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 299 – Risk of serious physical harm to others

This section provides that only evidence that the person has behaved violently towards other people, or that the person has behaved in such a way as to place other people in reasonable fear of serious physical harm to themselves, may be taken into account where a determination is required on the risk of serious physical harm to others.

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