Definition of reception order in English:

reception order

noun

British
  • An order authorizing the admission and detention of a patient in a psychiatric hospital.

    • ‘This committee can discharge the patient but the patient cannot be readmitted on the basis of the original reception order.’
    • ‘No person admitted on the request of another person can be kept in the mental hospital for more than 90 days unless admitted under a Reception Order.’
    • ‘The medical officer may, after examining the patient, make a Reception Order.’