Queensland Consolidated Acts
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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 24
Mechanical restraint, seclusion, physical restraint and other practices
24 Mechanical restraint, seclusion, physical restraint and other practices
(1) The use of mechanical restraint, seclusion, physical restraint, and other
practices are regulated under this Act.
(2) The use of mechanical restraint
on an involuntary patient in an authorised mental health service must be
approved by the chief psychiatrist.
(3) Mechanical restraint and seclusion
may be used only if there is no other reasonably practicable way to protect
the patient or others from physical harm.
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