(1) Anyone who believes that a person may be suffering from a mental disorder may at any time fill out an application form asking the Director of Area Mental Health Services for an assessment of the person.
(2) An application is made under section 8A when the Director of Area Mental Health Services receives a filled out application form that complies with section 8A.
(3) In sections 8A and 8B,—
(a) the person who fills out the application form is called the applicant; and
(b) the person who is the subject of the application is called the person.
Section 8: substituted, on 1 April 2000, by section 8 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 140).