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The Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

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[F1Making of orders and general requirementsN.I.

3.  (1)  A supervision and treatment order shall either—N.I.

(a)specify the Board or an authorised [F2HSC trust] for the area in which the supervised person resides or will reside, and require him to be under the supervision of a social worker of that Board or authorised [F2HSC trust] ; or

(b)specify the petty sessions district in which that person resides or will reside, and require him to be under the supervision of a probation officer appointed for or assigned to that district.

(2) Before making such an order, the court shall explain to the supervised person in ordinary language—

(a)the effect of the order (including any requirements proposed to be included in the order in accordance with paragraph 5); and

(b)that a court of summary jurisdiction has power under paragraphs 6 to 8 to review the order on the application either of the supervised person or of the supervising officer.

(3) After making such an order, the court shall forthwith give copies of the order to a probation officer assigned to the court, and he shall give a copy—

(a)to the supervised person;

(b)to the supervising officer; and

(c)to the Board or authorised [F2HSC trust] managing any hospital in which the supervised person is required by the order to reside.

(4) After making such an order, the court shall also send to the clerk of petty sessions for the petty sessions district in which the supervised person resides or will reside ( “the petty sessions district concerned”)—

(a)a copy of the order; and

(b)such documents and information relating to the case as it considers likely to be of assistance to a court acting for that district in the exercise of its functions in relation to the order.

(5) Where such an order is made, the supervised person shall keep in touch with the supervising officer in accordance with such instructions as he may from time to time be given by that officer and shall notify him of any change of address.]

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