(1) An entitled patient may seek a second psychiatric opinion at any time.
(2) The following persons in relation to an entitled patient may seek a second psychiatric opinion—
(a) any person, at the request of the entitled patient;
(b) a guardian of the entitled patient;
(c) a parent of the entitled patient, if the entitled patient is under the age of 16 years;
(d) the Secretary to the Department of Human Services, if the entitled patient is the subject of a custody to Secretary order or a guardianship to Secretary order.
(3) If an entitled patient seeks a second psychiatric opinion and requests assistance to obtain that opinion, the authorised psychiatrist must ensure that reasonable steps are taken to assist the entitled patient with that request.