Civil partners are treated as if married when determining nearest relative
Extract from Explanatory Notes
84. Section 26 amends the list in sections 26 and 27 of the 1983 Act of those persons who may act in the role of NR of a patient, by giving a civil partner equal status to a husband or wife.
|Date in force||Commencement order||MHA 2007 section||MHA 1983 sections affected|
|1/12/07||Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2007||26||s26, s27|