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[The chapter/paragraph numbers here refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]
Information as to hospitals
39.—(1) Where a court is minded to make a hospital order or interim hospital order in respect of any person it may request—
to furnish the court with such information as [that [...] [clinical commissioning group or] [Local Health Board]] [or [the National Health Service Commissioning Board or the] National Assembly for Wales] have or can reasonably obtain with respect to the hospital or hospitals (if any) in [their area] or elsewhere at which arrangements could be made for the admission of that person in pursuance of the order, and [that [...] [clinical commissioning group or] [Local Health Board or [the National Health Service Commissioning Board or the] National Assembly for Wales] shall] comply with any such request.
[(1ZA) A request under this section to the National Health Service Commissioning Board may relate only to services or facilities the provision of which the Board arranges.]
[(1A) In relation to a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, subsection (1) above shall have effect as if the reference to the making of a hospital order included a reference to a remand under section 35 or 36 above or the making of an order under section 44 below.
(1B) Where the person concerned has not attained the age of 18 years, the information which may be requested under subsection (1) above includes, in particular, information about the availability of accommodation or facilities designed so as to be specially suitable for patients who have not attained the age of 18 years.]