694. Transfer from custody of mentally disordered persons.

Persons detained in custody (whether serving a sentence of imprisonment or not) who are suffering from mental disorder may at the direction of the Secretary of State1 be transferred to hospital for treatment2.

If a prisoner or an inmate is removed to hospital on account of mental disorder, the governor must at once inform next of kin or a spouse (if he knows his or her address) and also any other person whom the prisoner or inmate may reasonably have asked should be informed