36—Leave of absence of involuntary patients
(1) The director of a
treatment centre may, by a statement in writing in the form approved by the
Chief Psychiatrist, grant an involuntary inpatient leave of absence from the
centre for any purpose and period that the director considers appropriate and
specifies in the notice.
(2) Leave of absence
may be granted subject to any conditions that the director considers
appropriate and specifies in the notice.
(3) The director must
ensure that the patient is given a copy of the notice by which the patient is
granted leave of absence before the patient commences the leave.