Mental Health Act 2007 No 8
Historical version for 14 May 2013 to 30 August 2015 (accessed 13 July 2020 at 03:00) Current version
49   Police assistance
(1)  An authorised medical officer may request that a police officer apprehend, or assist in apprehending, a person under this Division if the officer is of the opinion that there are serious concerns relating to the safety of the person or other persons if the person is taken to a mental health facility without the assistance of a police officer.
(2)  A police officer to whose notice any such request is brought may:
(a)  apprehend and take or assist in taking the person to the mental health facility from which the person absented himself or herself, or
(b)  cause or make arrangements for some other police officer to do so.
(3)  A police officer may enter premises to apprehend a person under this section or section 48, and may apprehend any such person, without a warrant and may exercise any powers conferred under section 81 on a person who is authorised under that section to take a person to a mental health facility or another health facility.
 Section 81 sets out the persons who may take a person to a mental health facility and their powers when doing so.