Eloped prior to my eval of patient. Patient noted by nursing staff to be walking, in no apparent distress and no suggestion of intoxication or altered mental status or psychiatric impairment that would suggest that patient does not have capacity. Therefore while I was unable to evaluate, it appears that patient has capacity based upon collateral to make decision to leave and ability to return should the patient desire medical evaluation. Therefore policy of calling patient overhead multiple times to encourage patient to return for eval started however patient did not return.

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