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Mental Health Act 2007 No 8
Current version for 28 November 2018 to date (accessed 13 November 2019 at 06:26)
89   When electro convulsive therapy may be administered
Electro convulsive therapy may be administered only in the following circumstances:
(a)  to a person other than an involuntary patient or a person who is under the age of 16 years, if the person meets the requirements for informed consent to the treatment and medical certification set out in this Division,
(b)  to an involuntary patient or a person who is under the age of 16 years, after an ECT determination by the Tribunal at an ECT inquiry.
Note.
 In this Part, involuntary patient includes a forensic patient, correctional patient and a person detained in a mental health facility (see section 82).