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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 70
Prior approval of chief psychiatrist for transport of minor to high security unit
70 Prior approval of chief psychiatrist for transport of minor to high
(1) If a person in custody mentioned in section 69 (1) is a minor, the
administrator of an authorised mental health service that is a high security
unit must not give consent under section 69 for the transport of the minor
from the minor’s place of custody to the high security unit unless the chief
psychiatrist has given prior written approval of the giving of the consent.
(2) In deciding whether to give the approval, the chief psychiatrist must have
regard to the following—
(a) the minor’s mental state and psychiatric
(b) the minor’s treatment and care needs;
(c) the security
requirements for the minor.
(3) As soon as practicable after deciding to give
the approval, the chief psychiatrist must give a copy of the written approval
to the administrator.
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