MENTAL HEALTH ACT - 1972 (NRCD 30)

    Section - 18 - Property of Patient.

    (1) The chief administrator shall take charge of all personal property which a patient brings with him upon admission.

    (2) Full particulars of the property shall be recorded in a register kept by the chief administrator.

    (3) All such property shall be restored to the patient upon his discharge from a psychiatric hospital.

    (4) All perishable property which a patient brings with him upon his admission shall be disposed of in such manner as the chief administrator may consider to be in the best interest of the patient.