MENTAL HEALTH ACT - 1972 (NRCD 30)

    Section - 21 - Removal of Patients to Country of Origin.

    Where in the case of any patient admitted to a psychiatric hospital who is not a citizen of Ghana and who-

    (a) is not a person committed to such hospital in pursuance of criminal proceedings brought against him;

    (b) is not a person admitted to such hospital from a prison and who is still liable to be confined to a prison,

    the Commissioner is of the opinion, upon the advice of the Director of Medical Services, that for any good reason the removal of the patient from Ghana is desirable, the Commissioner may order the removal of the patient, in the care and custody of such person as he may specify, to the country of origin of the patient.