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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 233

Requirements for informed consent

233 Requirements for informed consent

(1) A person gives
"informed consent" to the person’s treatment by regulated treatment only if—
(a) the person has capacity to give consent to the treatment; and
(b) the consent is in writing signed by the person; and
(c) the consent is given freely and voluntarily.
(2) For subsection (1) (a) , the person has capacity to give consent to the treatment if the person has the ability to—
(a) understand the nature and effect of a decision relating to the treatment; and
(b) make and communicate the decision.
(3) A person can give informed consent in an advance health directive.



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