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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 132 - Research

This section allows intrusive research to be lawfully carried out on, or in relation to, a person who is 16 or over who lacks capacity to consent to taking part in that research (“P”), if the research is part of a research project approved by an appropriate body (to be prescribed) and it is carried out in accordance with the conditions set out in sections 134 to 137. Intrusive research is defined as research that would normally require consent if it involved a person aged 16 or over with capacity.

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