The provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 requiring consent or a second opinion1 apply to the following forms of treatment2 for mental disorder3: (1) such forms of treatment as may be specified for this purpose by regulations4; and (2) the administration of medicine by any means5 if three months or more have elapsed since the first occasion during the patient's period of detention when medicine was administered to him by any means for his mental disorder6.
Except in the case of urgency7, a patient8 may not be given such treatment unless either: (a) he has consented to it and
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