965. Powers and duties of the appropriate national authority to refer cases to tribunals.

The appropriate national authority1 may, if it thinks fit, at any time refer to the appropriate tribunal2 the case of a patient3 who is liable4 to be detained or subject to guardianship or of any community patient5.

The appropriate national authority may at any time refer the case of a restricted patient6 to the appropriate tribunal7. However, it must refer to a tribunal: (1) any restricted patient detained in a hospital