The term "restricted patient" is defined in s79 as those subject to:
- or any patient treated as if subject to a restriction order/direction by other legislation. This would include those subject to a restriction order given under CPIA 1964 s5 (or the equivalent order given prior to the amendment of that Act).
If the special restrictions set out in s41 are imposed, it means that leave under s17, transfer under s19, and discharge under s23 cannot take place without the consent of the Ministry of Justice. There are other implications, notably in relation to MHT applications and discharge.