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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 136Section 135: exception for urgent treatment

Treatment can still be provided urgently where it is not practical to undertake the consultation requirements in section 135, with the agreement of a medical practitioner unconnected to the organisation or the research project; or where it is not practicable in the time available to obtain that agreement, in accordance with a procedure previously agreed by the appropriate body.

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