SCHEDULE 2Authorisation of short-term detention in hospital for examination etc

Part 2The authorisation

Medical report

4.—(1) The medical report included in a report under paragraph 2 must be in the prescribed form and must—

(a)be made by a medical practitioner who is unconnected with P and is permitted by regulations under section 300 to make the report;

(b)include a statement by the person making the medical report that in that person’s opinion the criteria for authorisation are met; and

(c)include any prescribed information.

(2) The maker of the medical report must have examined P not more than two days before the date when the medical report is made.

(3) See also sections 54 and 55 (involvement of nominated person and independent mental capacity advocate).