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34A—Confinement and other powers relating to involuntary inpatients

        (1)         This section applies to a patient to whom an inpatient treatment order applies who is present at, or has been admitted to, a treatment centre.

        (2)         Treatment centre staff may take measures for the confinement of the patient, and exercise powers (including the power to restrain the patient and otherwise use force in relation to the patient), as reasonably required in the circumstances—

            (a)         for carrying the inpatient treatment order applying to the patient into effect and ensuring compliance with this Act; and

            (b)         for the maintenance of order and security at the centre or the prevention of harm or nuisance to others.

        (3)         Subsection (2) has effect subject to Part 2 and the other provisions of this Act and, in the case of staff other than the director, subject to the directions of the director.

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