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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2014 (NO. 26 OF 2014) - SECT 381

Continued detention and treatment of involuntary patient—sections 12A, 12C and 12D

    (1)     On and after 1 July 2014, a person is taken to be subject to an Inpatient Assessment Order under the 2014 Act if, immediately before that day—

        (a)     an application by the authorised psychiatrist under section 12A of the 1986 Act or by the chief psychiatrist under section 12D of the 1986 Act is made in relation to the person and that application is not determined; or

        (b)     the person is detained and treated in an approved mental health service under section 12C of the 1986 Act.

    (2)     An Inpatient Assessment Order referred to in subsection (1) is taken to come into force on 1 July 2014 and to remain in force for a period of 24 hours, unless it is extended in accordance with section 34 of the 2014 Act or expires or is revoked in accordance with section 37 of the 2014 Act.

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