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SEVERE SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE TREATMENT ACT 2010 - SECT 23

Initial examination

    (1)     As soon as practicable after a person is admitted to a treatment centre under a detention and treatment order but not more than 24 hours after the admission, the senior clinician of the treatment centre must examine the person.

    (2)     At the examination, the senior clinician must review whether the criteria for detention and treatment apply to the person.

    (3)     If the senior clinician is of the opinion that one or more of the criteria does not apply to the person, the person must be discharged from the detention and treatment order.

Note

If the person is discharged from the detention and treatment order, the provisions of Division 4 apply.

    (4)     If the senior clinician is of the opinion that each of the criteria applies to the person, the senior clinician must confirm the order.



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