865. Requirements as to medical evidence.

Of the two registered medical practitioners1 whose written or oral evidence is taken into account2 by the court in deciding whether to remand to hospital for treatment or make a hospital order or interim hospital order, at least one must be a practitioner approved3 by the appropriate national authority4 as having special experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders5. The registered medical practitioner whose evidence is taken into account6 in deciding whether to remand to hospital for a report7 must be such a practitioner8. Where9 the court may act on the written evidence of any person, a