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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2014 (NO. 26 OF 2014) - SECT 18

Restriction on right to communicate to be monitored regularly

    (1)     An authorised psychiatrist who makes a direction under section 16 to restrict an inpatient's right to communicate must review his or her decision on a regular basis to determine whether the restriction needs to be continued.

    (2)     If the authorised psychiatrist is satisfied that it is no longer necessary to restrict the inpatient's right to communicate, the authorised psychiatrist must immediately cease the restriction.

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