(1) This section applies if—
(a) a health professional has requested a health attorney for a protected person to give consent to medical treatment for the protected person or to the protected person participating in low-risk research; and
(b) the health professional believes the refusal is inconsistent with a health direction under the Medical Treatment (Health Directions) Act 2006
(2) The health professional must refer the matter to the public trustee and guardian.
(3) On referral of a matter, the public trustee and guardian must—
(a) if the public trustee and guardian considers the refusal reasonable—take no further action; or
(b) apply to the ACAT to be appointed as guardian for the protected person.