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85—Tribunal must give notice of proceedings

        (1)         Tribunal must give the following persons reasonable notice of the time and place of the hearings of proceedings before the Tribunal:

            (a)         the applicant;

            (b)         the person to whom the proceedings relate;

            (c)         the Public Advocate;

            (ca)         if the proceedings relate to an application for consent to prescribed psychiatric treatment—the Chief Psychiatrist;

            (d)         such other persons as the Tribunal considers have a proper interest in the matter.

        (2)         Despite subsection (1)—

            (a)         the Tribunal is not obliged to give notice of proceedings to a person if the person's whereabouts cannot, after reasonable enquiries, be ascertained; and

            (b)         the Tribunal may, if satisfied that urgent action is required in proceedings before the Tribunal, make an order (or any other decision) as a matter of urgency without complying with subsection (1), with effect for a period not exceeding 21 days as directed by the Tribunal.

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