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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 146 - Maximum period of detention under Part 9

This section provides that a person removed to a place of safety cannot be detained after the end of a period of 24 hours, beginning at the time of the person’s removal from a public place. The Department of Justice can amend the maximum period of detention by regulations.

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