793. Absence without leave of patients subject to guardianship.

793.     Absence without leave of patients subject to guardianship.

Where a patient1 subject to guardianship2 absents himself without the leave3 of the guardian from the place at which he is required by the guardian to reside4, he may, within the period permitted5, be taken into custody6 and returned to that place by any officer on the staff of a local social services authority7, by any constable8, or by any person authorised in writing by the guardian or a local social services authority9. A patient must