792. Duties of private guardians.

792.     Duties of private guardians.

Where a patient1 is subject to the guardianship of a private guardian2, it is the duty of the guardian to:

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    (1)     appoint a registered medical practitioner3 to act as the nominated medical attendant4 of the patient5;

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    (2)     notify the responsible local social services authority6 of his name and address7;

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    (3)     in exercising powers and duties conferred or imposed on him by the Mental Health Act 1983 or regulations8, comply with directions given by the responsible local social services authority,