S67 text

References to tribunals by Secretary of State concerning Part II patients

67.—(1) The Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, at any time refer to [the appropriate tribunal][1] the case of any patient who is liable to be detained or subject to guardianship [...][2] under Part II of this Act [or of any community patient].[2]

(2) For the purpose of furnishing information for the purposes of a reference under subsection (1) above any registered medical practitioner [or approved clinician][2] authorised by or on behalf of the patient may, at any reasonable time, visit the patient and examine him in private and require the production of and inspect any records relating to the detention or treatment of the patient in any hospital [or to any after-care services provided for the patient under section 117 below].[3]

(3) Section 32 above shall apply for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of Part II of this Act.