Patients' Rights: Form 1 - Are you in hospital for a psychiatric assessment?
When can a doctor sign a Form 1?
A doctor can sign a Form 1 if he or she:
- has examined you in the past 7 days, and
- believes that you need to be in the hospital for a psychiatric assessment because of the reasons listed in the Mental Health Act.
A doctor can sign a Form 1 at a psychiatric hospital or somewhere else, such as the doctor's office, your home, or a general hospital.