Return to Custody

If patients are being discharged to the care of the police, we need to:

  • Complete the Police discharge paperwork
  • Document it in the notes

This  ensures:

  • Patient & Police have the relevant advice including when to return
  • What medication was given in ED  – to avoid medication error in police custody
  • Discharge medication
  • If patient is leaving against advice a formal capacity assessment is made

This is not a police statement.

PDF: Return to custody form


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