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Mentally Ill Person

A mentally ill person is defined in the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) as a person suffering from mental illness and, owing to that illness, there are reasonable grounds for believing that care and treatment of the person is necessary for the person’s own protection from serious harm, or for the protection of others from serious harm. To read more see Chap 12D.