Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

46 Detained persons in need of care and treatment

If it appears to the chief executive of the Department of Corrections that any person who is detained in a prison or in a residence established under section 114 of the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Act 2014, whether or not that person is mentally disordered, would benefit from psychiatric care and treatment available in a hospital but not available in the institution in which the person is detained, the chief executive of the Department of Corrections may, with the consent of that person, make arrangements with the Director for the person to be admitted to and detained in that hospital, and, subject to section 50, the person shall be so detained accordingly.

Compare: 1969 No 16 s 43; 1985 No 122 s 5

Section 46: amended, on 12 December 2014, by section 144 of the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Act 2014 (2014 No 68).

Section 46: amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

Section 46: amended, on 1 October 1995, by section 10(3) of the Department of Justice (Restructuring) Act 1995 (1995 No 39).