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Result of finding that person is mentally ill

51 Result of finding that person is mentally ill

(1) If, after holding an inquiry, a Magistrate is satisfied that on the balance of probabilities a person is a mentally ill person, the Magistrate must take the action set out in subsection (2) or subsection (3).
(2) The Magistrate may order the discharge of the person to the care of a relative or friend who satisfies the Magistrate that the person will be properly taken care of or order such other course of action in respect of the person (including a community treatment order) as the Magistrate thinks fit.
(3) If the Magistrate is of the opinion that no other care of a less restrictive kind is appropriate and reasonably available or that for any other reason it is not appropriate to take the action set out in subsection (2), the Magistrate must direct that the person be detained in, or admitted to and detained in, a hospital specified in the direction for further observation or treatment, or both, as a temporary patient for such period (not exceeding 3 months) as the Magistrate, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, specifies.
(4) An order or direction made or given by a Magistrate under this section has effect according to its tenor.

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