Legislation

Section 21 – Special provisions as to patients absent without leave

Introduction

This section concerns patients who are absent from hospital without leave when authority to detain, or guardianship, is about to expire. Authority to detain is extended for a short period following return to hospital so that consideration can be given to renewing the period of detention or guardianship. This section also applies to a community […]

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