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59—Roles of various officers

        (1)         The Minister may approve a memorandum of understanding between relevant agencies relating to the respective roles of authorised officers (including different classes of authorised officers) and police officers in—

            (a)         the exercise of powers relating to persons who have or appear to have mental illness; and

            (b)         the provision of other assistance to enable or facilitate the medical examination or treatment of such persons.

        (2)         The Minister may only approve a memorandum of understanding with the agreement of the Minister responsible for the administration of the Police Act 1998 .

        (3)         Authorised officers, police officers and other persons engaged in the administration of this Act should endeavour to comply with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding approved under this section.

        (4)         Nothing in this section is to affect the lawfulness of any action taken by an authorised officer or police officer in the exercise of powers under this Act.

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