867. Effect of hospital order and interim hospital order.

A hospital order1 is sufficient authority for a constable2, approved mental health professional3 or other person directed to do so by the court to convey the patient4 to the hospital5 specified in the order within a period of 28 days6, and for the managers7 of the hospital to admit him at any time within that period and detain him afterwards8.

Where an interim hospital order9 is made, a constable or other person directed to do so by the court must convey the offender to the specified hospital within 28 days10 and the managers must admit him within that period and