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Mental Health Act 2007 No 8
Current version for 28 November 2018 to date (accessed 23 January 2020 at 13:09)
Chapter 2 Section 5
5   Admission on own request
(1)  A person may be admitted to a mental health facility as a voluntary patient.
(2)  An authorised medical officer may refuse to admit a person to a mental health facility as a voluntary patient if the officer is not satisfied that the person is likely to benefit from care or treatment as a voluntary patient.
(3)  A person may be admitted to a mental health facility as a voluntary patient whether or not the person is a mentally ill person or a mentally disordered person.