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Arranging admission

If the decision of the team is to admit the patient, the level of security required should be considered. Arrangements for a bed are usually made by the psychiatrist and for appropriate transport by the ASW. The ASW usually accompanies the patient and delivers the section papers in person. He/she is responsible for securing the premises. The ASW informs the patient and nearest relative (see Notes) of the decision.

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