The managers of the responsible hospital1 must take such steps2 as are practicable to ensure that a community patient3 understands the effect of the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 applying to community patients and what rights of applying to a tribunal are available to him in that capacity4. Such steps must be taken as soon as practicable after the patient becomes a community patient
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