Mental Treatment Act, 1945

Special attention where propriety of detention is doubtful.

238.—Where the Inspector of Mental Hospitals visits any mental institution, he shall give special attention to the state of mind of any patient detained therein the propriety of whose detention he doubts or has been requested by the patient himself or any other person to examine, and if he becomes of opinion that the propriety of the detention requires further consideration, he shall indicate such opinion in any register of patients kept in the institution.