Legislation

Section 21B – Patients who are taken into custody or return after more than 28 days

Introduction

A patient who has been absent without leave for more than 28 days must, on return, have a rapid examination, to decide whether authority to detain is to be renewed. This is the effect of this section. The consequences of shorter absences are dealt with by section 21A. To be precise, this section sets out […]

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