(1) A person must not be detained, or continue to be detained, for treatment under this Act unless—
(a) the person is 18 years of age or older; and
(b) each of the criteria specified in subsection (2) applies to the person.
(2) The criteria for the detention and treatment of a person under this Act are that—
(a) the person has a severe substance dependence; and
(b) because of the person's severe substance dependence, immediate treatment is necessary as a matter of urgency to save the person's life or prevent serious damage to the person's health; and
(c) the treatment can only be provided to the person through the admission and detention of the person in a treatment centre; and
(d) there is no less restrictive
means reasonably available to ensure the person receives the treatment.
Part 2—Detention and treatment order
Division 1—Magistrates' Court