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 […]

You need to be a logged-in Community Care Inform subscriber to view this article

If you have an Inform subscription, log in here

If you having difficulties logging in, please contact our helpdesk

Find out more about how to subscribe to Inform