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Meaning of seclusion

254 Meaning of seclusion

"Seclusion" is the confinement of a person, at any time of the day or night, alone in a room or area from which free exit is prevented.
(2) However, seclusion does not include—
(a) confinement of a person in a high security unit, or in another authorised mental health service approved by the chief psychiatrist for the purposes of this part, if the confinement is—
(i) for a period, approved by the administrator of the service, of not more than 10 hours between 8p.m. and 8a.m.; and
(ii) for security purposes; or
(b) confinement that is authorised under a law other than this part.

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