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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 291 – Provision of facilities by HSC trusts and the Department

This section places a duty on an HSC trust to provide to a relevant authority such facilities as are necessary to enable the relevant authority to perform its functions under the Act. The section also places a duty on the Department to provide to the Review Tribunal such facilities as are necessary for it to perform its functions under the Act. “Relevant authority” means the High Court, the Public Guardian, or the Review Tribunal.

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