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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 243

Definitions for ch 8

243 Definitions for ch 8

In this chapter—

"approved device" means a device approved by the chief psychiatrist, including, for example, in the restraint, seclusion and other practices policy.

"mechanical restraint" see section 244 .

"medication" , for part 5 , division 2 , see section 271 .

"patient" means—

(a) an involuntary patient; or
(b) a person receiving treatment and care for a mental illness in an authorised mental health service, other than as an involuntary patient, including a person receiving treatment and care under an advance health directive or with the consent of a personal guardian or attorney.

"physical restraint" see section 268 .

"reduction and elimination plan" see section 264 .

"relevant patient" means—
(a) an involuntary patient in an authorised mental health service who is subject to a treatment authority, forensic order or treatment support order; or
(b) a person from another State detained in an authorised mental health service under section 368 (4) .

"required information" means information required by the chief psychiatrist in the restraint, seclusion and other practices policy.

"required time and way" means the time and way required by the chief psychiatrist in the restraint, seclusion and other practices policy.

"seclusion" see section 254 .

"unit" , within an authorised mental health service, includes an emergency department or other assessment or treatment unit within the service.



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