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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2009 - SECT 28

28—Treatment of patients to whom level 2 orders apply

        (1)         A patient to whom a level 2 inpatient treatment order applies may be given treatment for his or her mental illness, or for any other illness that may be causing or contributing to the mental illness, of a kind authorised by a medical practitioner who has examined the patient.

        (2)         The treatment may be given despite the absence or refusal of consent to the treatment.

        (3)         This section does not apply to prescribed psychiatric treatment, or to prescribed treatment within the meaning of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 .

        (4)         If a medical practitioner authorises treatment of a patient to whom a level 2 inpatient treatment order applies that is treatment of a kind prescribed by the regulations, the medical practitioner must ensure that the Chief Psychiatrist is sent or given, within 1 business day, a notice in the form approved by the Chief Psychiatrist.

Note—

Under Part 6, the treatment and care of a patient to whom a level 2 inpatient treatment order applies is to be governed by a treatment and care plan.



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