The Mental Capacity Act 2005 does not authorise anyone to give a patient medical treatment for mental disorder1 or to consent to a patient's being given medical treatment for mental disorder, if, at the time when it is proposed to treat the patient, his treatment is regulated by Part 4 of the Mental Health Act 19832. However, this exemption does not apply in relation to certain forms of treatment3 and there is special provision in relation to an informal patient under 18 who cannot give
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