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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 296 – Special accommodation

Although Northern Ireland does not at present have any high security hospitals, this section makes provision for the Department of Health and the Department of Justice to, in the future, provide such special accommodation for people detained under the Act who require care and treatment in accommodation under conditions of special security, to protect other persons.

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