Form 2 ORDER FOR EXAMINATION BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Download a Form 2 for printing Interpretation: Patient’s may arrive in the emergency department under a Form 2. It is important to note that a Form 2 does not allow hospital detention. The purpose of the Form 2 is to allow the police to apprehend and bring the person to a physician for examination. The purpose of the examination is for the physician to decide whether or not to sign a Form 1. Criteria: Anyone may ask a justice of the peace to sign an Order for Examination (Form 2). A justice of the peace can use two methods to issue a form two. Once the order for the examination of the person is signed, it authorizes a police officer to apprehend the person named on the form. A Form 2 signed by a justice of the peace and a Form 1 signed by a physician are similar in the following way: both forms authorize apprehension of the person in the community for a period of seven days, including the day that the form is signed. A Form 2 and a Form 1 are different in several ways, including the following: a Form 1 authorizes the holding of the person for up to 72 hours at a psychiatric facility. The Form 2 does not. The Form 2 authorizes the detention of a person just long enough for a doctor to make an initial examination and decide if a Form 1 is appropriate. If the doctor examines a person brought to him or her on a Form 2 and then signs a Form 1, the person can be detained in a psychiatric facility for an assessment If the doctor does not sign a Form 1 then, depending on the circumstances the person may be: admitted, with his or her consent, as a voluntary patient; admitted as an informal patient. (Informal admission is only permitted in limited circumstances and requires the consent of the person entitled to make treatment decisions for the person.); released; or placed on a community treatment order, assuming the statutory criteria are met. Procedure: A copy of the Form 2 must be kept on the clinical record. Expiration Date: A Form 2 is valid seven days from and including the day it is made or at conclusion of physician’s examination [Justice of the Peace completes this].