The granting of a Mental Health Leave of Absence within a Mental Health Care Spell can only be authorised by the Mental Health Responsible Clinician for the PATIENT. The granted period of absence from hospital may be indefinite, a specified occasion or for any specified period and be escorted or unescorted. Where leave is granted for a specified period, that period may be extended by further leave granted in absence of the PATIENT. If the period of leave is extended, the current Mental Health Leave of Absence will be ended, and a new one started.
A Mental Health Leave of Absence for a period up to a maximum of 28 days from the Start Date, will not interrupt the Consultant Episode (Hospital Provider), Care Home Stay (Consultant Care), Care Home Stay (Nursing Care) or Care Home Stay (Residential). A Mental Health Leave of Absence for a period greater than 28 days from the start date, will entail the PATIENT being discharged from the current Hospital Provider Spell or Care Home Stay (Nursing Care), or their Care Home Stay (Residential) being ended.
During the Mental Health Leave of Absence, the Mental Health Responsible Clinician continues to be responsible for the organisation and management of the PATIENT's continuing health and social care needs.
Information recorded for each separate period of Mental Health Leave of Absence including an overnight stay includes:
End Date O
LEAVE OF ABSENCE END REASON O
PLANNED LEAVE RETURN DATE O (if for a specified period or occasion)
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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