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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 19

Review of decisions made by medical officer

19 Review of decisions made by medical officer

(1) A person who is refused admission to a hospital as an informal patient under this Part, or who is discharged from a hospital under section 18, by a medical officer nominated by the medical superintendent may apply to the medical superintendent for a review of that decision.
(2) On receiving an application for a review of a decision, the medical superintendent must review the decision as soon as practicable and:
(a) in the case of a person refused admission--confirm the refusal or admit the person as an informal patient or take such other action under this Act as the medical superintendent thinks fit, or
(b) in the case of a person who is discharged--confirm the person's discharge as an informal patient or admit the person as an informal patient or take such other action under this Act as the medical superintendent thinks fit.



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