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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 210

Amendment of treatment authority to change category to inpatient

210 Amendment of treatment authority to change category to inpatient

(1) This section applies if—
(a) the category of the patient’s treatment authority is community; and
(b) an authorised doctor reasonably believes—
(i) there has been a material change in the patient’s mental state; and
(ii) the patient requires urgent treatment and care as an inpatient in an authorised mental health service.
(2) Despite section 209 , the authorised doctor may amend the patient’s treatment authority to change the category of the authority to inpatient.
(3) The administrator of the patient’s treating health service must, as soon as practicable after the treatment authority is amended under subsection (2) , give the tribunal written notice of the amendment.
Note—
The tribunal must review the treatment authority within 14 days after receiving written notice of the amendment of the authority. See section 413 (4) .
(4) Also, subsection (5) applies if, before the tribunal conducts, or completes the hearing of, the review of the treatment authority mentioned in section 413 (4) , an authorised doctor amends the authority to change the category of the authority to community.
(5) The administrator of the patient’s treating health service must, as soon as practicable after the treatment authority is amended, give the tribunal written notice of the amendment.
Note—
Under section 416 , the tribunal is not required to conduct, or complete the hearing of, the review.



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