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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2014
AN ACT TO AMEND THE MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND TREATMENT ACT
(Assented to June 5, 2014)
1. S.14 Amdt.
2. S.41 Amdt.
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. (1) Paragraph 14(1)(a) of the Mental Health Care and Treatment Act is repealed and the following substituted:
(a) a person who is an involuntary patient;
(2) Paragraph 14(2)(a) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:
(a) meet in person or by other means as soon as possible with a person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) and in any event within 24 hours of the person becoming an involuntary patient or the issuance of a community treatment order and meet after that at the request of the person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) or as required by this Act or the regulations;
(3) Subsection 14(2) of the Act is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (a) the following:
(a.1) contact a person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) and his or her representative within 10 days of the meeting referred to in paragraph (a) unless the person or the representative contacts the rights advisor first;
2. Subsection 41(2) of the Act is amended by adding the word "and" at the end of paragraph (f) and by repealing paragraph (g).