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Form and duration of community treatment orders

56 Form and duration of community treatment orders

(1) A community treatment order is to--
(a) nominate the declared mental health facility that is to implement the treatment plan for the affected person, and
(b) require the affected person to be present, at the reasonable times and places specified in the order to receive the medication and therapy, counselling, management, rehabilitation and other services provided in accordance with the treatment plan.
(2) A community treatment order ceases to have effect at the end of the period specified in the order or, if no period is specified, 12 months after the order is made.
Note : Section 53 (6) specifies that the maximum period for an order is to be 12 months.
(3) A community treatment order has no effect while an affected person is detained in a mental health facility (otherwise than under this Part), or is a voluntary patient.
(4) The fact that an affected person is the subject of proceedings before the Tribunal does not, unless the Tribunal otherwise orders, affect the operation or duration of the community treatment order.
(5) The time for which a community treatment order is in force does not cease to run during any period in which this section provides that it has no effect.
Note : The Tribunal may vary or revoke a community treatment order in accordance with section 65.

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