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14 Preparing plan for client

(1) A senior practitioner must ensure an individual development plan is prepared for a forensic disability client.

(2) For preparing the plan, the senior practitioner must consult with and consider the views of the following persons—

(a) the client;
(b) if the client has a guardian or an informal decision-maker—the guardian or informal decision-maker, or each of those persons, as the case may be;
(c) anyone else the senior practitioner considers to be integral to the plan's preparation.
a family member who is part of the client's support network, the client's allied person or an advocate for the client

(3) The plan must be prepared having regard to any relevant policies and procedures about the care and support and protection of forensic disability clients issued by the director under this Act.

(4) The plan must also take into account any relevant plans or advance health directive for the client.

(5) Despite subsection (2)(b), the senior practitioner is not required to consult with a person who is an informal decision-maker for the client if—

(a) the senior practitioner is not, and could not reasonably be expected to be, aware the person is an informal decision-maker for the client; or
(b) after taking all reasonable steps, the senior practitioner can not locate the person.

(6) In this section—

relevant plans include the following—

(a) an individual development plan;
(b) a positive behaviour support plan within the meaning of the Disability Services Act;
(c) for a client transferred from an authorised mental health service to the forensic disability service—any treatment plan under the Mental Health Act applying to the client immediately before the transfer.

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