Key messages

  • The Mental Health Act 2014 provides for certain situations in which a person may be transported without consent to or from designated mental health services.

The Mental Health Act 2014 enables a person to be taken to or from a designated mental health service in certain circumstances.

These include:

  • compulsory assessment and treatment by a designated mental health service assessment order
  • temporary treatment orders
  • treatment orders
  • transfer of patient
  • patients absent without leave
  • taking a person to a designated mental health service
  • searching a person
  • use of restraint and sedation for safe transport
  • transport of minors.

Further information on the Act and transport can be found at Appendix 1 of The Protocol for the transport of people with mental illness 2014.