46A Power of guardian to override patient’s objection
to treatment when authorised by the Tribunal
(1) The Tribunal may confer on the guardian of a patient to whom this
Part applies authority to override the patient’s objection to the
carrying out on the patient of major or minor
(2) The Tribunal may confer such an authority only at the request or
with the consent of the guardian and only if it is satisfied that any such
objection will be made because of the patient’s lack of understanding of
the nature of, or reason for, the treatment.
(3) The Tribunal may at any time:
(a) impose conditions or give directions as to the exercise of such an
(b) revoke such an authority.
(4) The guardian may exercise such an authority only if satisfied that
the proposed treatment is manifestly in the best interests of the