(1) This section applies if an information notice relating to a relevant patient is made.
(2) The chief psychiatrist, or another person performing a function under this Act in relation to the relevant patient, must not tell the relevant patient about the making of the notice, or any other matter that may identify the applicant for the information notice.
(3) However, the chief psychiatrist or other person may tell the relevant patient the prescribed information about the information notice if—(a) the applicant for the information notice requests that the prescribed information be given to the relevant patient; and(b) the chief psychiatrist, or an authorised doctor, considers telling the relevant patient the prescribed information is in the patient’s best interests.
(4) In this section—
"prescribed information" , about an information notice, means—(a) the fact of the making of the notice; or(b) the fact of the making of the notice and the name of the applicant for the information notice.