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[The chapter/paragraph numbers here refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]
Child community patients lacking competence
[64F.—(1) A person is authorised to give relevant treatment to a patient as mentioned in section 64E(6)(b) above if the conditions in subsections (2) to (5) below are met.
(2) The first condition is that, before giving the treatment, the person takes reasonable steps to establish whether the patient is competent to consent to the treatment.
(3) The second condition is that, when giving the treatment, he reasonably believes that the patient is not competent to consent to it.
(4) The third condition is that—
(5) The fourth condition is that—