Mental Health Act 1990 No 9
267 Procedure at meetings of the Tribunal
(1) Meetings of the Tribunal are to be conducted with as little formality and technicality, and with as much expedition, as the requirements of this Act and the regulations and as the proper consideration of the matters before the Tribunal permit.
(2) In determining any matter relating to a forensic patient or other patient or a person detained in a hospital, the Tribunal is not bound by the rules of evidence but may inform itself of any matter in such manner as it thinks appropriate and as the proper consideration of the matter before the Tribunal permits.
(3) Subject to the regulations, and without limiting the generality of subsection (2), the Tribunal may, in determining any matter relating to a forensic patient or other patient or a person detained in a hospital, obtain the assistance of any person having professional or other qualifications relevant to any issue arising in respect of the matter and may receive in evidence the certificate of any such person.
(4) Subject to this Part and the regulations, the procedure for the calling of, and for the conduct of business at, any meeting of the Tribunal is to be as determined by the Tribunal.