(a) starts being a proposed patient when an application is made under section 8A; and
(b) stops being a proposed patient when a medical practitioner records a finding—
(i) under section 10(1)(b)(i), in which case the person does not become a patient; or
(ii) under section 10(1)(b)(ii), in which case the person becomes a patient.
Section 2A: inserted, on 1 April 2000, by section 3 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 140).