Legislation

Section 138 – Retaking of patients escaping from custody

Introduction

A person who is in legal custody by virtue of section 137 (i.e. being conveyed somewhere, kept in custody or detained in a place of safety) may of course escape. If this happens, subsection (1) permits the person to be retaken by: (a) the person who had custody of the patient immediately before escape; (b) […]

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