French television TF1 reported on Friday that an administrative court of appeal has ordered a psychiatric hospital in Gironde, south west France to lift the'excessive' rule.
The court’s ruling followed a complaint made by one unhappy patient who was aggrieved that the restriction covered everyone despite the fact he did “not suffer a psychiatric condition of a sexual nature”.
"This is a decision that makes it difficult for doctors but it is in line with the fundamental rights," the lawyer for the plaintiff told TF1.
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"Each patient must be judged case by case," the lawyer added.