815. Approval of approved mental health professionals.

(8)     Mental Health Professionals

(i)     Approved Mental Health Professionals

815.     Approval of approved mental health professionals.

A local social services authority1 may approve a person to act as an approved mental health professional2 for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 19833. However, a local social services authority may not approve a registered medical practitioner4 to act as an approved mental health professional5. The local social services authority must keep a record of all persons that it approves as approved mental health professionals6.

Before approving a person under these provisions, a local social services authority must be