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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2007 - SECT 15

Mentally disordered persons

15 Mentally disordered persons

(cf 1990 Act, s 10)
A person (whether or not the person is suffering from mental illness) is a mentally disordered person if the person's behaviour for the time being is so irrational as to justify a conclusion on reasonable grounds that temporary care, treatment or control of the person is necessary:

(a) for the person's own protection from serious physical harm, or
(b) for the protection of others from serious physical harm.



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