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141 Review by director

(1) This section applies to a forensic disability client who has been a client for a continuous period of 5 years as worked out under subsection (5).

(2) The administrator must ensure the director—

(a) reviews the benefit to the client from care and support provided by the forensic disability service; and
(b) considers whether the benefit is likely to continue if the client continues to be a client.

(3) The director must give a report on the review to the administrator.

(4) If the administrator receives a notice under the Mental Health Act, section 202 for the hearing of a review of the client's mental condition, the administrator must give a copy of the report to the tribunal.

(5) For working out whether a client has been a client for a continuous period of 5 years, the following periods are to be included—

(a) any period the client was undertaking limited community treatment;
(b) any period the client was absent from the service under a temporary absence approval;
(c) any period the client was—
(i) detained temporarily in an authorised mental health service under the Mental Health Act, section 309B; or
(ii) absent from the health service while undertaking limited community treatment within the meaning of that Act, or under an approval given under that Act, section 186.
A forensic disability client has been subject to an applicable forensic order (or successive applicable forensic orders) for 5 years. During the 5 years, the client undertook limited community treatment for periods totalling 3 months. For subsection (1), the client has been a client for a continuous period of 5 years.

(6) In this section—

benefit means a benefit by way of individual development and opportunities for quality of life and participation and inclusion in the community.

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