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
(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.