Where a patient1 is absent without leave on the day on which, apart from this provision, he would otherwise cease to be liable to be detained or subject to guardianship2, or, in the case of a community patient, the community treatment order would cease3 to be in force, or within the period of one week ending with that day, he does not cease to be so liable or subject, or the order does not cease to be in force, until the relevant time4. The relevant time: (1) where the patient is taken into custody5, is the end of the period of one week beginning with the day on which he is returned to the hospital or place where he ought to be6; (2)
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