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136Title:MENTAL HEALTH ORDINANCE

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Table of contents of enactment:
Cap 136 Long title
Cap 136 Part IPRELIMINARY
Cap 136 s 1Short title
Cap 136 s 2Interpretation
Cap 136 s 3Declaration of mental hospitals
Cap 136 s 4Appointment of medical superintendents and assistant medical superintendents
Cap 136 s 5Appointment and duties of visitors
Cap 136 s 6Delegation
Cap 136 Part IIMANAGEMENT OF PROPERTY AND AFFAIRS OF MENTALLY INCAPACITATED PERSONS*
Cap 136 s 7Court may order inquiry
Cap 136 s 8Provision as to notice of inquiry
Cap 136 s 9Power to examine person alleged to be mentally incapacitated
Cap 136 s 10Questions to be decided by Court
Cap 136 s 10AGeneral functions of Court with respect to property and affairs of mentally incapacitated person
Cap 136 s 10BPowers of Court as to mentally incapacitated person's property and affairs
Cap 136 s 10CSupplementary provisions as to wills executed under section 10B
Cap 136 s 10DCourt's powers in cases of emergency
Cap 136 s 10EPreservation of interests in mentally incapacitated person's property
Cap 136 s 11Appointment of committees
Cap 136 s 12Powers of management of estate of mentally incapacitated person
Cap 136 s 13Powers of Registrar
Cap 136 s 14What relatives may attend proceedings
Cap 136 s 15Orders may be made on petition
Cap 136 s 16(Repealed 81 of 1997 s. 12)
Cap 136 s 17Committee to execute instruments
Cap 136 s 18(Repealed 81 of 1997 s. 13)
Cap 136 s 19(Repealed 81 of 1997 s. 14)
Cap 136 s 20(Repealed 81 of 1997 s. 15)
Cap 136 s 21Committee may dispose of lease
Cap 136 s 22Transfer of stock of mentally incapacitated person
Cap 136 s 23Transfer of property of mentally incapacitated person residing out of Hong Kong
Cap 136 s 24Power to order maintenance without appointing committee
Cap 136 s 25Temporary provision for maintenance of mentally incapacitated person
Cap 136 s 26Order for detention of mentally disordered person
Cap 136 s 26AOrder for potential guardianship of mentally incapacitated person
Cap 136 s 26BVariation of powers of committee of the estate or the replacement of committee of the estate
Cap 136 s 27Annulling proceedings
Cap 136 s 28References to tribunal by medical superintendent
Cap 136 Part IIIRECEPTION, DETENTION AND TREATMENT OF PATIENTS*
Cap 136 s 29(Repealed 46 of 1988 s. 4)
Cap 136 s 30Voluntary patients
Cap 136 s 31Detention of a patient under observation
Cap 136 s 32Extension of period of detention of a patient under observation
Cap 136 s 33(Repealed 81 of 1997 s. 24)
Cap 136 s 34(Repealed 81 of 1997 s. 25)
Cap 136 s 35(Repealed 81 of 1997 s. 26)
Cap 136 s 35AGeneral provisions as to applications
Cap 136 s 36Detention of certified patients
Cap 136 s 37(Repealed 46 of 1988 s. 9)
Cap 136 s 38Temporary transfer of patients
Cap 136 s 39Absence on trial
Cap 136 s 40(Repealed 46 of 1988 s. 12)
Cap 136 s 41(Repealed 46 of 1988 s. 12)
Cap 136 s 42Discharge of patient before recovery
Cap 136 s 42ADischarge of patient
Cap 136 s 42BConditional discharge of patients with propensity to violence
Cap 136 s 43Detention and recapture
Cap 136 s 44Removal of patient from Hong Kong
Cap 136 Part IIIAGUARDIANSHIP OF PERSONS CONCERNED IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
Cap 136 s 44APower of court or magistrate to make guardianship order
Cap 136 s 44BEffect of guardianship order
Cap 136 Part IIIBSUPERVISION AND TREATMENT ORDERS RELATING TO PERSONS CONCERNED IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
Cap 136 s 44CInterpretation
Cap 136 s 44DPower of court or magistrate to make supervision and treatment order
Cap 136 s 44ERestrictions on the making of a supervision and treatment order
Cap 136 s 44FMaking of a supervision and treatment order and general requirements
Cap 136 s 44GObligatory requirements as to medical treatment
Cap 136 s 44HOptional requirements as to residence
Cap 136 s 44IRevocation and amendment of a supervision and treatment order
Cap 136 Part IVADMISSION OF MENTALLY DISORDERED PERSONS CONCERNED IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS, TRANSFER OF MENTALLY DISORDERED PERSONS UNDER SENTENCE AND REMAND OF MENTALLY INCAPACITATED PERSONS*
Cap 136 s 45Powers of court or magistrate to make a hospital order
Cap 136 s 46Requirement as to medical evidence
Cap 136 s 47Effect of hospital order
Cap 136 s 48Appeal against hospital order
Cap 136 s 49(Repealed 81 of 1997 s. 41)
Cap 136 s 50Period of detention under this Part
Cap 136 s 51Remand
Cap 136 s 52Removal to a mental hospital of a person serving a sentence of imprisonment
Cap 136 s 52ARemoval to a Correctional Services Department Psychiatric Centre of persons detained in a mental hospital
Cap 136 s 52BRemoval to a mental hospital of persons detained in the Correctional Services Department Psychiatric Centre
Cap 136 s 53Removal to a mental hospital of other prisoners
Cap 136 s 54Further provisions as to persons committed for trial or sentence or on remand
Cap 136 s 54AHospital order in respect of persons awaiting trial or sentence
Cap 136 s 55Removal of prisoners for observation
Cap 136 s 56Medical reports on persons on remand
Cap 136 s 57Persons ordered to be admitted to a mental hospital under Criminal Procedure Ordinance
Cap 136 s 58Temporary transfer for specialist medical treatment of patients concerned in criminal proceedings
Cap 136 s 59Removal to prison of persons subject to a hospital order
Cap 136 Part IVAMental Health Review Tribunal
Cap 136 s 59AMental Health Review Tribunal
Cap 136 s 59BApplications to the tribunal
Cap 136 s 59CReferences to tribunals by Chief Executive
Cap 136 s 59DDuty to refer cases to tribunal
Cap 136 s 59EPowers of the tribunal
Cap 136 s 59FGeneral provisions concerning tribunal application
Cap 136 s 59GProcedure of the tribunal
Cap 136 s 59HThe tribunal: supplementary provisions
Cap 136 Part IVBGuardianship
Cap 136 s 59IInterpretation and application
Cap 136 s 59JEstablishment and composition of Board
Cap 136 s 59KFunctions and powers of Board
Cap 136 s 59LAttendance of witnesses and others
Cap 136 s 59MApplication for guardianship
Cap 136 s 59NGeneral provisions as to guardianship applications
Cap 136 s 59OBoard may make guardianship orders
Cap 136 s 59PReport of Director of Social Welfare
Cap 136 s 59QEmergency guardianship orders
Cap 136 s 59RTerm and effect of guardianship order
Cap 136 s 59SGuardians
Cap 136 s 59TTransfer of guardianship in case of death, incapacity, etc. of guardian
Cap 136 s 59UReview of guardianship orders
Cap 136 s 59VAbsence of mentally incapacitated person without permission
Cap 136 s 59WAppeal to Court
Cap 136 s 59XProceedings before the Board and procedure
Cap 136 s 59YRight of appearance
Cap 136 s 59ZRules
Cap 136 Part IVCMEDICAL AND DENTAL TREATMENT
Cap 136 s 59ZAInterpretation
Cap 136 s 59ZBApplication and principles
Cap 136 s 59ZBAProhibition against organ transplant
Cap 136 s 59ZCSpecification of special treatment
Cap 136 s 59ZDWho may give consent
Cap 136 s 59ZERequests for consent
Cap 136 s 59ZFWhen treatment may be carried out without consent
Cap 136 s 59ZGApplications to Court
Cap 136 s 59ZHService of applications
Cap 136 s 59ZIConsent of Court
Cap 136 s 59ZJRestriction on the giving of consent by Court
Cap 136 s 59ZKEffect of consent
Cap 136 Part VGeneral provisions
Cap 136 s 60Saving of powers
Cap 136 s 61Amendment of orders
Cap 136 s 62Application of property of a mentally incapacitated person found wandering
Cap 136 s 63Enforcement of cost of maintenance
Cap 136 s 64Saving
Cap 136 s 65Offences against patients
Cap 136 s 65ASexual intercourse with a woman under guardianship
Cap 136 s 66Construction of laws
Cap 136 s 67Medical orders or certificates
Cap 136 s 68Copy of reception order to be sent to the person in Charge of the mental hospital
Cap 136 s 68ADuty to give information to detained patients
Cap 136 s 69Protection of persons carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance
Cap 136 s 70Penalty for improper reception or detention
Cap 136 s 71Powers of a District Judge and a magistrate
Cap 136 s 71AWarrant to search for and remove mentally incapacitated persons
Cap 136 s 71BMentally disordered persons found in need of care or control
Cap 136 s 72Power to make regulations
Cap 136 s 73Amendment of Schedule
Cap 136 s 74Transitional and savings
Cap 136 Schedule




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