Power to Detain a Child Under the Age of Six in Hospital Procedure

Name/Title

Power to Detain a Child Under the Age of Six in Hospital Procedure (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-11253

Current from

22/12/2016

Coverage

WACHS

Policy Type

Procedure

Summary

Hospitals have legislated power under Part 4, Division 2, Subdivision 4, Section 40 of the Children and Community Services Act WA 2004 (the Act), to detain a child, under the age of six (6) years, in hospital where there is a reasonable belief that the child is at imminent risk of harm. This documents sets out the processes that are to be undertaken in such circumstances.

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