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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 2005 - SECT 360

Obligations of emergency officer (medical) in relation to person detained

360 Obligations of emergency officer (medical) in relation to person detained

The emergency officer (medical) must—

(a) as soon as possible having regard to all the circumstances, inform the person detained—
(i) that the person may apply to a magistrate for an order ending the person’s detention and how the person may apply; and
(ii) of the person’s right to consult a lawyer or other person of the person’s choice; and
(iii) that, for the person to be detained beyond 14 days, the emergency officer (medical) must apply to a magistrate to extend the detention order; and
(b) as soon as reasonably practicable inform the next of kin of the detained person or someone else nominated by the person—
(i) that the person is detained under this part and where the person is detained; and
(ii) of the things mentioned in paragraph (a) ; and
(iii) of how to obtain information about the person detained, including who to contact to obtain the information; and
(c) as soon as reasonably practicable give the detained person a reasonable opportunity to contact persons with whom the detained person wants to communicate.
Example for paragraph (c)—
It may be reasonably practicable for a person with a highly contagious condition to contact a person by telephone but not to have personal contact.



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