Section 25 – Restrictions on discharge by nearest relative


This section allows a responsible clinician to override a nearest relative’s power of discharge. But the responsible clinician must act quickly in order to do so. Section 34 defines “responsible clinician” and section 26 identifies a patient’s nearest relative. Patients liable to detention in hospital Subsection (1) prevents a nearest relative from exercising his/her power […]

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