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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2016 - SECT 52

Limited community treatment

52 Limited community treatment

(1) If the authorised doctor decides under section 51 (1) that the category of the treatment authority is inpatient, the authorised doctor must decide whether to authorise limited community treatment.
Note—
See chapter 7 , part 6 for the authorisation of limited community treatment for classified patients.
(2) The authorised doctor may decide to authorise limited community treatment only if satisfied limited community treatment is appropriate having regard to—
(a) the relevant circumstances of the person; and
(b) the purpose of limited community treatment.
(3) If limited community treatment is authorised under this section, the person’s treatment authority must state—
(a) the nature and conditions of the limited community treatment; and
(b) the period, of not more than 7 consecutive days, of the limited community treatment; and
(c) the duration for which the authorisation is in force.
Example for paragraphs (b) and (c)—
limited community treatment may be authorised for a period of 1 day per week for a duration of 8 weeks



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