709. Eligibility to be a representative.

A person can only be selected to be a relevant person's representative1 if they are:

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    (1)     18 years of age or over2;

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    (2)     able to keep in contact with the relevant person3;

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    (3)     in relation to Wales, not prevented by ill-health from carrying out the role of the representative4;

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    (4)     willing to be the relevant person's representative5;

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    (5)     not financially interested in the care home or independent hospital6 where the relevant person7 is, or is to be, detained8;

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    (6)     not a relative9 of a person who is financially interested10 in the care home or independent hospital where the relevant

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