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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 51
(1) If the authorised doctor makes a treatment authority for the person, and
the person is not a classified patient, the authorised doctor must decide
whether the category of the authority is—
(a) inpatient; or
(2) In deciding the category of the authority, the authorised doctor must have
regard to the relevant circumstances of the person.
(3) However, the
authorised doctor may decide the category of the authority is inpatient only
if the authorised doctor considers, after having regard to the relevant
circumstances of the person, that 1 or more of the following can not
reasonably be met if the category of the authority is community—
person’s treatment and care needs;
(b) the safety and welfare of the
(c) the safety of others.
(4) If the person is a classified patient,
the category of the authority is inpatient.
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