This legislation has been repealed.
At the hearing before the Board of an application for consent to perform psychosurgery:
(a) the patient is, unless the Board otherwise approves, to attend and is entitled to be heard, and
(b) the applicant and the patient's nearest relative, if any, are entitled to attend and to be heard, and
(c) a personal friend, nominated by the patient, is entitled to attend, and
(d) the patient may be represented by an Australian legal practitioner.