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Under Section 90 (4) (a) and (b) of the Mental Health Act 2009 (the Act), the Chief Psychiatrist has ‘the authority to conduct inspections of the premises and operations of any hospital that is an incorporated hospital under the Health Care Act 2008; and be taken to be an inspector under Part 10 of the Health Care Act 2008.’

Under Section 91 (1), (2) and (3) of the Act, the Chief Psychiatrist may delegate a power or function of the Chief Psychiatrist to another person

The following investigations have been undertaken using the above powers: