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12 April 2018
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Q. Should the GP give a copy of Form 5 to the applicant?

A. A copy of the recommendation must be given to the applicant (Section 10 (4), Mental Health Act, 2001). The Mental Health Commission has designed FORM 5 (Recommendation (by a Registered Medical Practitioner) for involuntary admission of an adult to an approved centre) in duplicate form, which will facilitate the registered medical practitioner giving a copy of the recommendation to the applicant.