(1) For the performance of the chief psychiatrist’s functions, the chief psychiatrist may, by written notice, require the administrator of an authorised mental health service to give to the chief psychiatrist—(a) a stated document (including a health record), or a copy of a stated document, about a patient receiving treatment and care in the service or another document relevant to the performance of the chief psychiatrist’s functions; or(b) stated information about—(i) a patient who has been examined or assessed, or is being examined or assessed, in the service; or(ii) a patient who has received, or is receiving, treatment in the service; or(iii) another matter relevant to the performance of the chief psychiatrist’s functions.
(2) The notice must state the day (the
"stated day" ) on which the document, record or information is to be given.
(3) The stated day must be a reasonable time after the notice is given.
(4) The administrator must comply with the notice.
(5) If a document is given to the chief psychiatrist, the chief psychiatrist—(a) may inspect it and make copies of, or take extracts from, the document if it is relevant to the performance of the chief psychiatrist’s functions; and(b) for an original document—must return it to the administrator within a reasonable time after it is given.