771. Effect of applications for admission.

771.     Effect of applications for admission.

An application for the admission of a patient1 to hospital2 for assessment or for treatment duly completed in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions3 constitutes sufficient authority for the applicant, or any person authorised by the applicant, to take the patient and convey him to the hospital4. However, this power must be exercised, except in the case of emergency applications5, at some time within the period of 14 days beginning with the date on which a medical practitioner last examined the patient before giving a medical recommendation6 for the purposes of