(1) A person in charge of a hospital may delegate any of his or her powers, duties, and functions, except this power of delegation, to a person who is suitably qualified to exercise it.
(2) The maker of a delegation must make it in writing and sign it.
(3) The maker of a delegation is not prevented from exercising, or affected in his or her exercise of, any of the delegated powers, duties, or functions.
(4) The delegate may exercise the powers, duties, and functions in the same manner and with the same effect as if they had been conferred on the delegate directly by this Act.
(5) Every person purporting to act under a delegation is, in the absence of proof to the contrary, presumed to be acting in accordance with the terms of the delegation.
(6) A delegation continues in force according to its tenor until it is revoked.
(7) If the maker ceases to hold office, the delegation continues to have effect as if made by the successor in office of the maker.
(8) The maker, or a successor, may revoke the delegation at any time by written notice to the delegate.
Section 99B: inserted, on 1 April 2000, by section 54 of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 140).