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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 30

Information to be given to detained person

30 Information to be given to detained person

(1) The medical superintendent must, as soon as practicable after a person is taken to a hospital under this Division, give to the person an oral explanation and a written statement (in the form prescribed by the regulations) of the person's legal rights and other entitlements under this Act.
(2) The medical superintendent must, as soon as practicable after it is decided to do all such things as may be necessary to cause a person who is an informal patient to be detained in a hospital under this Division, give to the person an oral explanation and a written statement (in the form prescribed by the regulations) of the person's legal rights and other entitlements under this Act.
(3) If the medical superintendent is of the opinion that a person is not capable of understanding the explanation or statement when it is first given, another explanation or statement must be given to the person not later than 24 hours before an inquiry is held before a Magistrate in respect of the person.
(4) The medical superintendent must, if the person is unable to communicate adequately in English but is able to communicate adequately in another language, arrange for an oral explanation under this section to be given in that other language.



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