959. Right to make applications.

(2)     Applications and References

959.     Right to make applications.

Applications to the appropriate tribunal1 by or on behalf of a patient under the Mental Health Act 1983 may only be made in such cases and at such times as are expressly authorised2; and, where an application is so authorised to be made within a specified period, only one such application may be made within that period3, but disregarding any application which is withdrawn in accordance with rules4.