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Abstract of the Lunacy Acts Amendment Bill, 1897


Section 1.—(1.) In subsection six of section eleven of the principal Act (which limits the time during which an urgency order is to remain in force) “four days” shall be substituted for “seven days.”

(2.) “Every urgency order shall be accompanied by a statement, to be made and signed by the person who signs the urgency order, and by the medical practitioner who signs the medical certificate on which the urgency order is founded, that it it necessary for the safety and proper treatment of the alleged lunatic or for the safety of others, that he should be forthwith placed under care and treatment, and showing fully and specifically the reasons why an urgency order is required.”

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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