This legislation has been repealed.
(1) If the medical superintendent has, under section 29, certified that a person is a mentally ill person or a mentally disordered person, the medical superintendent must, as soon as practicable after certifying the person, cause the person to be examined by another medical practitioner who is, if the medical superintendent is not a psychiatrist, a psychiatrist.
(2) If the medical superintendent of a hospital (not being a medical officer, nominated by the medical superintendent, attached to the hospital) did not, under section 29, examine the person admitted to and detained in the hospital, the medical superintendent may, subject to subsection (1), be the examining medical practitioner referred to in that subsection.
(3) If the medical practitioner who examines a person under subsection (1) is of the opinion that the person is not a mentally ill person or a mentally disordered person, the medical superintendent must, as soon as practicable after being notified of that opinion, cause the person to be examined by a medical practitioner who is a psychiatrist.
(4) A medical practitioner on whose certificate or request a person has been admitted to a hospital may not examine the person for the purposes of this section.