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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 286K

Transfer of interstate persons to hospitals in this State

286K Transfer of interstate persons to hospitals in this State

(1) A person who is involuntarily detained as a patient in a hospital in another State under a corresponding law may be transferred to a hospital in this State, if the transfer is authorised under a provision of a corresponding law of the other State and accepted by the medical superintendent of the hospital in this State.
(2) A person may be taken to a hospital in this State under this section by a person who is authorised to do so by the regulations or under a provision of a corresponding law of the other State.
(3) However, a medical superintendent may not accept the transfer of a person to a hospital in this State unless the medical superintendent is of the opinion that it is likely that the person is a mentally ill person.
(4) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to:
(a) the procedures for authorising and arranging the receipt of a person under this section, and
(b) the persons (including interstate persons) who may take a patient to a hospital in this State under this section, and
(c) the receiving of custody of any such person by persons in this State, and
(d) the period within which any such person must be reviewed by the Tribunal after being transferred to a hospital in this State.



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