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MHA 1983 s70

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Mental Health Act 1983
(as amended)

Law as at 19/11/11

Part V contents

65, 66, 67, 68, 68A, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79

All Parts

I, II, III, IV, 4A, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, Schedules


Mental Health Act 2007

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  • R (MN) v MHRT (2008) EWHC 3383 (Admin) — Tribunal application made under s70 when patient subject to s47/49 (restricted transfer direction) lapses when s49 (restriction direction) lapses; to avoid delay, the application can be treated as if it were an application under s69(2)(a).

See also


Applications to tribunals concerning restricted patients

70. A patient who is a restricted patient within the meaning of section 79 below and is detained in a hospital may apply to [the appropriate tribunal]—[1]

(a) in the period between the expiration of six months and the expiration of 12 months beginning with the date of the relevant hospital order[, hospital direction][2] or transfer direction; and
(b) in any subsequent period of 12 months.


  1. Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2008 wef 3/11/08
  2. Crime (Sentences) Act 1997