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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 287

Restrictions on holding of certain offices

287 Restrictions on holding of certain offices

(1) A person may not hold more than one of the following offices at the same time:
(a) medical superintendent,
(b) Principal official visitor or official visitor,
(c) authorised officer,
(d) welfare officer,
(e) member of the Tribunal,
(f) Magistrate, but only where the holder of the office is holding an inquiry under Chapter 4.
(2) Nothing in this section prevents a person who holds the office of a medical superintendent from being appointed to or holding the office of an authorised officer if the functions of the authorised officer are not exercised or able to be exercised in respect of the hospital of which the person is the medical superintendent.
(3) If a person contravenes this section, nothing invalidates any act of the person during the period of the contravention.
(4) A person who contravenes this section may be removed from any office held or purported to be held by the person and referred to in subsection (1), other than the office of member of the Tribunal, by the Minister.



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