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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 138 – Loss of capacity during research project: transitional cases

This section provides for a transitional regulation-making power to cover research started before section 132 comes into operation and which involves people who had capacity when enrolled but who lose capacity before the end of the project. The regulations will set out how such research should continue and any additional safeguards that are required.

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