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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2014 - SECT 29

Criteria for an Assessment Order

The criteria for a person to be made subject to an Assessment Order are—

        (a)     the person appears to have mental illness; and

        (b)     because the person appears to have mental illness, the person appears to need immediate treatment to prevent—

              (i)     serious deterioration in the person's mental or physical health; or

              (ii)     serious harm to the person or to another person; and

        (c)     if the person is made subject to an Assessment Order, the person can be assessed; and

        (d)     there is no less restrictive means reasonably available to enable the person to be assessed.



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