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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 76

Absence of patient without leave

76 Absence of patient without leave

A temporary patient or a continued treatment patient or other person who absents himself or herself from a hospital, otherwise than in accordance with this Part, may be apprehended at any time:

(a) by the medical superintendent or any other suitably qualified person employed in the hospital, or
(b) by a member of the Police Force, or
(c) by a person authorised by the Minister or the medical superintendent, or
(d) by a person assisting that medical superintendent, other suitably qualified person so employed, member of the Police Force or person so authorised,
and, on being apprehended, is to be conveyed to and detained in the hospital from which the patient or other person absented himself or herself.



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