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[The chapter/paragraph numbers here refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]
General provisions concerning tribunal applications
77.—(1) No application shall be made to [the appropriate tribunal by or in respect of a patient under this Act] except in such cases and at such times as are expressly provided by this Act.
(2) Where under this Act any person is authorised to make an application to [the appropriate tribunal] within a specified period, not more than one such application shall be made by that person within that period but for that purpose there shall be disregarded any application which is withdrawn in accordance with [Tribunal Procedure Rules or] rules made under section 78 below.
(3) Subject to subsection (4) below an application to [a tribunal] authorised to be made by or in respect of a patient under this Act shall be made by notice in writing addressed
(4) Any application under section 75(2) above shall be made [to the First-tier Tribunal where the patient resides in England and to the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales where the patient resides in Wales].