Legislation

Section 17 – Leave of absence from hospital

Introduction

The purpose of a patient’s detention in hospital under this Part of the Act is always therapeutic. It is not a form of punishment. For this reason, there needs to be a mechanism for permitting patients to leave hospital where that is in their therapeutic interests, for example as part of a rehabilitation plan. That […]

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