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Second opinion about treatment and care

290 Second opinion about treatment and care

(1) This section applies if an authorised mental health service has been unable to resolve a complaint about the provision of treatment and care to a patient.
(2) The patient, or an interested person for the patient, may request the administrator of the service to obtain a second opinion from another health practitioner, including another psychiatrist, about the patient’s treatment and care.
(3) The administrator must make arrangements to obtain the second opinion—
(a) from a health practitioner who is independent of the patient’s treating team; and
(b) in the way required under a policy or practice guideline.

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