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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2007 - SECT 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.
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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