764. Informal admission.

Nothing in the Mental Health Act 1983 is to be construed as preventing a patient1 who requires treatment for mental disorder2 from being admitted to any hospital or registered establishment3 in pursuance of arrangements made in that behalf and without any application4, order5 or direction6 rendering him liable to be detained under that Act, or from remaining in any hospital or registered establishment in pursuance of such arrangements after he has ceased7 to be so liable to be detained8.

The use of compulsory powers on a willing and capable patient is not expressly disallowed and can be used, for example,