Mental Treatment Act, 1961

Amendment of section 204 of Principal Act.

23.—The following subsection is hereby added to section 204 of the Principal Act:

“(4) Where a person is absent on parole under this section from an institution, his permission to be absent may be withdrawn, at any time before the expiration of the period during which he is permitted to be absent, by the person in charge of the institution, and if the permission is so withdrawn, the person absent on parole may at any time within twenty-eight days after the withdrawal be retaken in like manner as if he had escaped from such institution.”