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This legislation has been repealed.

MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 24

Detention after apprehension by police

24 Detention after apprehension by police

(1) If a member of the Police Force finds a person in any place who appears to be mentally disturbed and the member of the Police Force has reasonable grounds for believing:
(a) that the person is committing or has recently committed an offence and that it would be beneficial to the welfare of the person that the person be dealt with in accordance with this Act rather than otherwise in accordance with law, or
(b) that the person has recently attempted to kill himself or herself or any other person or that it is probable that the person will attempt to kill himself or herself or any other person or attempt to cause serious bodily harm to himself or herself or any other person,
the member of the Police Force may apprehend the person and take the person to a hospital (other than an authorised hospital).
(2) A member of the Police Force may apprehend any such person without a warrant.



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