769. Compulsory admission for assessment in an emergency.

In any case of urgent necessity, an application for admission to hospital1 for assessment may be made either by an approved mental health professional2 or by the nearest relative3 of the patient founded on one only of the two medical recommendations which are required4 in admission for assessment5. This is known as an emergency application6. The application must include a statement, to be verified by the medical recommendation, that: (1) it is of urgent necessity for the patient to be admitted and detained for assessment7; and (2) compliance with the normal requirements relating to applications for admission for assessment

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