Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

8A Application for assessment

An application is made under this section when the Director of Area Mental Health Services receives a filled out application form that complies with the following:

(a)

it is accompanied by a certificate issued under section 8B relating to the person that states a date of examination within the 3 days immediately before the date of the application; and

(b)

it states that the applicant is 18 years or over; and

(c)

it states that the applicant has personally seen the person within the 3 days immediately before the date of the application; and

(d)

it states the relationship or association of the applicant with the person; and

(e)

it states the grounds on which the applicant believes the person to be suffering from a mental disorder.

Section 8A: inserted, on 1 April 2000, by section 8 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 140).