This legislation has been repealed.
(1) A document by virtue of which a person is admitted to a hospital and which is incorrect or defective in any particular may, within 28 days after the admission of the person, and with the approval of the medical superintendent, be amended by the person who signed the document.
(2) A document amended in accordance with this section is to be taken to have had effect in its amended form on and from its original date.
(3) If a document referred to in subsection (1) is not amended in accordance with that subsection, the medical superintendent:(a) may order the discharge of the person admitted to the hospital by virtue of the document, or(b) may do such things as are necessary to obtain a document in substitution for that document.
(4) A document obtained in accordance with this section in substitution for another document is to be taken to have had effect as if it had come into existence on the date on which the document for which it is substituted came into or purported to come into existence.