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Mental Health (Interstate Provisions) Act 1996

The Parliament of Victoria Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Australia, Victoria 10 December 1996 Legislation/regulation

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The purpose of this Act is to amend the Mental Health Act 1986 to provide for the interstate apprehension and transfer of mentally ill people.

Section Page
1. Purpose 1
2. Commencement 1
3. New Part 5A inserted 2
Division 1—Introductory 2
93A. Definitions 2
93B. Corresponding laws and orders 3
93C. Ministerial agreements 3
93D. Victorian officers may exercise powers under
corresponding laws 3
Division 2—Interstate transfer of persons and patients 4
93E. Transfer of persons from this State 4
93F. Admission of persons from interstate 5
93G. Transfer of patients from this State 5
93H. Transfer of patients from interstate 7
Division 3—Community Treatment Orders 8
93I. Extra-territoriality 8
93J. Interstate officers may perform functions under an
interstate CTO 9
Division 4—Apprehension of persons absent without leave 9
93K. Apprehension of persons absent from interstate facilities 9
93L. Escort of Victorian patients apprehended interstate 10
4. Consequential amendments and statute law revision 10


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