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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 56
Review of treatment authority if not made by psychiatrist
56 Review of treatment authority if not made by psychiatrist
(1) This section applies if a treatment authority is made by an authorised
doctor who is not a psychiatrist.
(2) An authorised psychiatrist must review
the treatment authority and decide whether—
(a) to confirm the treatment
authority, with or without amendment; or
(b) to revoke the treatment
(3) The review must happen—
(a) within 3 days (the
"review period" ) after the treatment authority is made; or
(b) if the person
subject to the treatment authority is a patient of an authorised mental health
service (rural and remote) and it is not reasonably practicable to complete
the review within 3 days—within 7 days (also the
"review period" ) after the treatment authority is made.
(4) An authorised
doctor may give the person subject to the treatment authority a written notice
directing the person to attend for the review at a stated authorised mental
health service or public sector health service facility on a stated day within
the review period.
See chapter 11 , part 6 , division 3 for the
powers that may be used in relation to a person who does not comply with a
direction under subsection (4) .
(5) The person subject to the treatment
authority may be detained for the review in the stated service or facility for
a period of not more than 6 hours starting when the person attends for the
review at the service or facility.
(6) A review of a treatment authority does
not affect the operation of the treatment authority before a decision is made
to confirm or revoke it under subsection (2) .
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