Mental Health Act 2007 No 8
160 Tribunal procedure generally
(1) 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.(2) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the following matters—(a) the procedure for the calling of, and for the conduct of business at, any meeting of the Tribunal,(b) the provision of assistance to the Tribunal by relevant qualified persons for the purposes of determining any matter,(c) representations that may be made by victims in relation to proceedings before the Tribunal and victim impact statements,(d) notification of family members, designated carers, principal care providers and victims of persons of proceedings before the Tribunal,(e) reports and information required to be provided to the Tribunal, including provisions relating to the matters to be dealt with in reports and the making of reports available to the Tribunal,(e1) conditions for the use of audio or audio visual links and other matters relating to the use of audio or audio visual links in Tribunal proceedings,(f) the recording of proceedings and determinations of the Tribunal,(g) the service of documents on the Tribunal,(h) making written reasons for decisions or determinations of the Tribunal available,(i) the establishment and use of a victims’ register,(j) notification of victims of Tribunal decisions in proceedings relating to forensic patients or correctional patients,(k) notification of victims of termination of status of persons as forensic patients.(3) The President may issue practice directions, not inconsistent with this Act or the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 or any regulations under this Act or that Act, for or with respect to the practice and procedure of the Tribunal.