Section 5 – Application in respect of patient already in hospital


Since detention in hospital should be considered a last resort, many patients are informally admitted as in-patients. Nothing in this Act prevents that (section 131). This section governs the making of applications for admission for informal in-patient patients, as well as authorising short-term ‘holding’ detention pending preparation of an application.  This section also permits applications […]

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