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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 50

Form of treatment authority

50 Form of treatment authority

(1) The treatment authority must—
(a) be in the approved form; and
(b) state the following—
(i) the grounds on which the authorised doctor is satisfied the treatment criteria apply to the person;
(ii) the authorised mental health service responsible for the person’s treatment and care under the authority;
(iii) the category of the authority;
(iv) if the authorised doctor decides under section 51 (1) that the category of the authority is inpatient—whether limited community treatment is authorised for the person;
(v) any conditions the authorised doctor considers necessary for the person’s treatment and care.
Note—
See schedule 3 , definition condition .
(2) For subsection (1) (b) (ii) , if the authorised doctor decides under section 51 (1) that the category of the authority is inpatient, the authorised mental health service responsible for the person’s treatment and care must not be a high security unit without the prior written approval of the chief psychiatrist.



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