Entry from British & World English dictionary
An order authorizing the admission and detention of a patient in a psychiatric hospital.
- This committee can discharge the patient but the patient cannot be readmitted on the basis of the original reception order.
- The medical officer may, after examining the patient, make a Reception Order.
- No person admitted on the request of another person can be kept in the mental hospital for more than 90 days unless admitted under a Reception Order.
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