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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 31

Treatment of patients

31 Treatment of patients

(1) A person (including the medical superintendent of a hospital), in administering or authorising the administration of any medication to a person taken to and detained in a hospital under this Division:
(a) must have due regard to the possible effects of the administration of the medication, and
(b) must prescribe the minimum medication, consistent with proper care, to ensure that the person is not prevented from communicating adequately with any other person who may be engaged to represent the person at an inquiry under section 41 (Inquiry concerning detained person).
(2) The medical superintendent of a hospital may, subject to this Act, give, or authorise the giving of, such treatment (including any medication) as the medical superintendent thinks fit to a person detained in the hospital in accordance with this Act.



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