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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 66
Transport for treatment and care under treatment authority or particular orders
66 Transport for treatment and care under treatment authority or particular
(1) This section applies to a person in custody who is subject to a treatment
authority, forensic order (mental health) or treatment support order.
person may be transported by an authorised person from the person’s place of
custody to an inpatient unit of an authorised mental health service to receive
treatment and care for the person’s mental illness.
(3) The authorised
person may transport the person only if all of the following have been made
for the person—
(a) a transfer recommendation;
(b) an administrator
(c) a custodian consent.
(4) When the person is admitted to the
inpatient unit of the authorised mental health service—
(a) if the category
of the person’s treatment authority, forensic order (mental health) or
treatment support order is community—the category is changed to inpatient;
(b) if limited community treatment has been authorised for the person by
an authorised doctor under section 52 , 57 , 209 , 212 or 216 —the
authorisation is revoked; and
(c) if limited community treatment has been
ordered or approved by the Mental Health Court or tribunal—the order or
approval is of no effect while the person is receiving treatment and care for
the person’s mental illness in the inpatient unit.
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