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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 73
Chief psychiatrist consent for transport
73 Chief psychiatrist consent for transport
(1) This section applies if the chief psychiatrist—
(a) receives a written
notice under section 72 (2) about a person in custody; or
becomes aware a person has not been transported to an inpatient unit of an
authorised mental health service under a recommendation for assessment or
transfer recommendation for the person.
(2) The chief psychiatrist may decide
to consent to the person being transported to an inpatient unit of an
authorised mental health service for the assessment or for the treatment and
(3) In deciding whether to give consent, the chief psychiatrist must
have regard to the matters to which an administrator of an authorised mental
health service must have regard under section 69 (3) in giving consent under
section 69 (2) .
(4) As soon as practicable after the chief psychiatrist
decides to give consent, the chief psychiatrist must give written notice of
the decision to the administrator of the authorised mental health service to
which the person is to be transported.
(5) The chief psychiatrist’s consent
has the same effect as if the administrator had given consent under section 69
(2) for the transport of the person.
(6) As soon as practicable after
receiving the notice under subsection (4) , and subject to a custodian consent
being given for the person, the administrator must arrange for the person to
be transported by an authorised person to the inpatient unit of the authorised
mental health service.
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