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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2007 - SECT 13

Criteria for involuntary admission etc as mentally ill person or mentally disordered person

13 Criteria for involuntary admission etc as mentally ill person or mentally disordered person

(cf 1990 Act, s 8)
A person is a mentally ill person or a mentally disordered person for the purpose of:

(a) the involuntary admission of the person to a mental health facility or the detention of the person in a facility under this Act, or
(b) determining whether the person should be subject to a community treatment order or be detained or continue to be detained involuntarily in a mental health facility,
if, and only if, the person satisfies the relevant criteria set out in this Part.



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