(1) In section 134 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (patients' correspondence), in subsection (1)—
(a) before “the approved clinician” insert “or”, and
(b) omit “or the Secretary of State”.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not affect the validity of any requests made to the Secretary of State under section 134(1) of that Act and having effect immediately before the commencement of this section.
Royal Assent (in so far as is necessary for enabling the exercise on or after 27 March 2012 of any power to make an order or regulations or to give directions that is conferred by the above section or an amendment made by it.): 27 March 2012: see s 306(1)(d).
To be appointed
To be appointed (for remaining purposes): see s 306(4).
This section does not extend to Scotland: see s 308(1).