Subject to certain exceptions, a patient1 admitted to hospital2 in pursuance of an application for admission for treatment3, a hospital order without restrictions4, an admission order without restrictions5 or a transfer direction without restrictions6 and a patient placed under guardianship in pursuance of a guardianship application7 or order8 may be detained in a hospital or kept under guardianship for a period not exceeding six months beginning with the day of admission or of acceptance of the guardianship application
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