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Inpatient treatment order in general hospital (attachment to Form 6B)

When a person is in a general hospital under a Form 6B – Inpatient treatment order in a general hospital, at the end of every 7 days the treating psychiatrist must report to the Chief Psychiatrist using this form (s65): Form 6B attachment (private) or Form 6B attachment (public).

Definition of treatment: the provision of a psychiatric, medical, psychological or psychosocial intervention intended (whether alone or in combination with one or more other therapeutic interventions) to alleviate or prevent the deterioration of a mental illness or a condition that is a consequence of a mental illness, and does not include bodily restraint, seclusion or sterilisation (s4).


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