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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2009 - SECT 48A

48A—Prohibition on use of spit hoods

        (1)         A person performing a function or exercising a power under this Act must not place a spit hood on the head of a person.

Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

        (2)         Subsection (1) applies despite any other provision of this Act or any other Act or law.

        (3)         In this section—

"spit hood" means a covering (however described) that is intended to be placed over a person's head to prevent the person from spitting on, or biting, another person.



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