This legislation has been repealed.
(1) If the appropriate person is satisfied, by evidence on oath:(a) that a person may be a mentally ill person or a mentally disordered person, and(b) that, because of physical inaccessibility, the person could not, but for the making of an order under this section, be personally examined or personally observed,the appropriate person may, by order, authorise a medical practitioner or an accredited person and any other person (including a member of the Police Force) who may be required to assist the medical practitioner or accredited person to visit and to personally examine or personally observe the person.
(2) A person so authorised may enter premises, if need be by force, in order to enable the examination or observation to be carried out.
(3) A person who is examined or observed in accordance with this section may be detained in accordance with section 21.
(4) A medical practitioner or an accredited person authorised under this section is required to notify in writing the appropriate person who made the order of any action taken under the order as soon as practicable after the action is taken.
(5) In this section, "appropriate person" includes a Magistrate and a person who is employed in the Attorney General's Department and who is a person or a member of a class or description of persons prescribed for the purposes of this section.