An application for the admission of a patient1 for assessment2 or for treatment3 may generally4 be made either by the patient's nearest relative5 or by an approved mental health professional6. However, no application may be made by an approved mental health professional if the circumstances are such that there would be a potential conflict of interest7. Nor may an approved mental health professional make an application for admission for treatment or a guardianship application in respect of a patient in either of the following
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