|136C||Title:||MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW TRIBUNAL RULES||Gazette Number:||L.N. 31 of 1999|
|Rule:||23||Heading:||Communication of decisions||Version Date:||01/02/1999|
(1) The decision by which the tribunal determines an application may, at the discretion of the tribunal, be announced by the chairman immediately after the hearing of the case and, subject to subrule (2), the written decision of the tribunal, including the reasons, shall be communicated in writing within 7 days of the hearing to all the parties.
(2) Where the tribunal considers that the full disclosure of the recorded reasons for its decision to the mentally incapacitated person in accordance with subrule (1) would adversely affect the health or welfare of the mentally incapacitated person or others, the tribunal may instead communicate its decision to him in such manner as it thinks appropriate and may communicate its decision to the other parties subject to any conditions it may think appropriate as to the disclosure thereof to the mentally incapacitated person:
Provided that, where the applicant or the mentally incapacitated person was represented at the hearing by a person to whom documents would be disclosed in accordance with rule 11(3), the tribunal shall disclose the full recorded grounds of its decision to such a person, subject to any conditions it may think appropriate as to disclosure thereof to the mentally incapacitated person. (L.N. 100 of 1998)
(3) Subrules (1) and (2) shall apply to decisions with recommendations as they apply to decisions by which applications are determined.
(4) Where the tribunal makes a decision with recommendations, the decision shall specify the period at the expiration of which the tribunal will consider the case further in the event of those recommendations not being complied with.