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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 158 - Reasonable belief etc

This section provides an explanation of the factors which must be considered when determining if certain decisions made under this Part have been made on the basis of a “reasonable belief”. The factors to be considered include the place and circumstances in which the decision was made, and the availability or lack thereof of advice from a medical practitioner or approved social worker.

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