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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 157

Application for permission to perform psychosurgery

157 Application for permission to perform psychosurgery

(1) A person who proposes the performance of psychosurgery on a patient must apply, in writing, to the Board for its consent to the performance of psychosurgery on the patient.
(2) An application must specify:
(a) the applicant's name and address, and
(b) the name and address of the patient, and
(c) the name and address of the patient's nearest relative, if any, and
(d) whether, in the applicant's opinion, the patient is capable of giving informed consent to the psychosurgery, and
(e) whether, in the applicant's opinion, the patient has given informed consent to the psychosurgery or whether the applicant is in doubt that the patient has given that consent, and
(f) the exact nature of the psychosurgery proposed to be performed, and
(g) the clinical indications for the psychosurgery, and
(h) the name or names of the person or persons proposing to perform the psychosurgery, and
(i) the name of the hospital or institution in which it is proposed to perform the psychosurgery, and
(j) such other particulars as may be prescribed.



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