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62 How authorisation of seclusion is given

(1) A senior practitioner's authorisation must be given by written order to an authorised practitioner.

(2) The order must state the following—

(a) the reasons for the seclusion;
(b) the time the order is made;
(c) the time (not longer than 3 hours after the order is made) when the authorisation ends;
(d) whether an authorised practitioner is authorised to release the client from, or return the client to, seclusion;
(e) the special measures necessary to ensure the client's proper care and support while secluded;
(f) whether it is necessary to continuously observe the client while secluded;
(g) if the order states that it is not necessary to continuously observe the client while secluded—the intervals (not longer than 15 minutes) at which the client must be observed while secluded.

(3) The senior practitioner must ensure a copy of the order is included in the client's file.

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