For the purposes of the statutory provisions relating to compulsory admission and reception into guardianship1, the 'nearest relative' of a patient2 means, subject to certain exceptions3, the person first described in the list of relatives4 who is for the time being surviving5. Where a patient ordinarily resides with or is cared for by one or more of his relatives (or, if in hospital6, he last ordinarily resided with a relative or relatives), preference must be given to that relative or relatives over the other or others; as between two or more of such relatives, preference is given according to
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234