840. Powers of the nearest relative.

840.     Powers of the nearest relative.

An application for admission for assessment1, an application for admission for treatment2 and a guardianship application3 may be made either by the patient's4 nearest relative5 or by an approved mental health professional6. In any case of urgent necessity, an emergency application for admission for assessment7 may also be made either by the patient's nearest relative or by an approved mental health professional8. A nearest relative must be consulted by an approved mental health professional before making an application for admission for treatment and may object to the same9. An approved mental