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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 354

Transfer of person subject to treatment authority to another State

354 Transfer of person subject to treatment authority to another State

(1) This section applies to a person subject to a treatment authority who—
(a) is a patient of an authorised mental health service (the
"AMHS" ); and
(b) is not a classified patient or a person subject to a forensic order (disability).
(2) The administrator of the AMHS may agree with a responsible officer of an interstate mental health service to transfer the responsibility for the person from the AMHS to the interstate mental health service if the administrator is satisfied—
(a) the transfer is in the best interests of the person, including, for example, enabling the person to be closer to the person’s family, carers or other support persons; and
(b) appropriate treatment and care is available for the person at the interstate mental health service.
(3) The person’s treatment authority ends when the person leaves Queensland.



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