Where an application to the appropriate tribunal is made by a restricted patient1 who is subject to a limitation direction or restriction direction2, or the case of such a patient is referred to the appropriate tribunal3, the tribunal4 must notify the appropriate national authority5 whether, in its opinion, the patient would be entitled to be absolutely or conditionally discharged6; and, if the latter, it may recommend that he continue to be detained in hospital7 if not discharged8. If the patient is subject to a transfer direction9 under the powers relating to remand or civil prisoners10 and the tribunal notifies
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