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[The chapter/paragraph numbers here refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]
Welfare of certain hospital patients
116.—(1) Where a patient to whom this section applies is admitted to a hospital[, independent hospital or care home] in England and Wales (whether for treatment for mental disorder or for any other reason) then, without prejudice to their duties in relation to the patient apart from the provisions of this section, the authority shall arrange for visits to be made to him on behalf of the authority, and shall take such other steps in relation to the patient while in the hospital[, independent hospital or care home] as would be expected to be taken by his parents.
(2) This section applies to—