988. Before the final determination.

An application or reference must be made in writing1, be signed (in the case of an application, by the applicant or any person authorised by the applicant to do so) and be provided to the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales so that it is received within the specified2 time3.

When the tribunal receives a document from any party it must send a copy of that document to each other party and when it receives an application or reference it must send to the responsible authority or the Secretary of State, as the case may be, a request for certain