On application1 by the patient2, any relative of the patient3, any other person with whom the patient is residing (or, if the patient is then an in-patient in a hospital, was last residing before he was admitted) or an approved mental health professional4, the county court5 may by order6 direct that the statutory functions of the nearest relative of a patient7 are to be exercisable, during the continuance in force of the order8, by the person specified in the order9.
The order may be made upon any
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