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Transfer of child from one facility to another

211 Transfer of child from one facility to another

(1) This section applies if—
(a) a child is held at a health service facility under a care and treatment order; and
(b) a designated medical officer considers it is necessary to transfer the child to, and hold the child at, another health service facility to appropriately medically examine or treat the child.
(2) The child may be transferred to, and held at, the other facility.
(3) The care and treatment order continues to apply to the child while the child is at the other facility.
(4) The designated medical officer must advise the person in charge of the other facility of the proposed transfer.
(5) Also, the designated medical officer must give the child’s parents and the chief executive (child safety) notice of the transfer as soon as practicable after the designated medical officer decides to transfer the child.
(6) However, the designated medical officer need not notify the child’s parents under subsection (5) if the officer reasonably believes—
(a) someone may be charged with a criminal offence for harm to the child and the officer’s compliance with the subsection may jeopardise an investigation into the offence; or
(b) compliance with the subsection may expose the child to harm.

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