931. Consent for particular forms of treatment.

931.     Consent for particular forms of treatment.

Except in the case of urgency1, a patient must not be given as a medical treatment for mental disorder2, electro-convulsive therapy, or the administration of medicine as part of that therapy3, unless4:


    (1)     he has attained the age of 18 years, he has consented to the treatment in question5 and, either the approved clinician6 in charge of it or an appointed registered medical practitioner7 has certified in writing8 that the patient is capable of understanding the nature, purpose and likely effects of the treatment and has consented to it9;