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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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24Persons under sentence

(1)Section 75 of the principal Act (provisions applying where person under sentence has been transferred to hospital) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) for the words " and the Secretary of State is notified by the responsible medical officer at any time before the expiration of that person's sentence that that person no longer requires treatment for mental disorder " there shall be substituted the words

and before the expiration of that person's sentence the Secretary of State is notified by the responsible medical officer, any other medical practitioner or a Mental Health Review Tribunal that that person no longer requires treatment in hospital for mental disorder or that no effective treatment for his disorder can be given in the hospital to which he has been removed.

(3)At the end of subsection (3) there shall be inserted the words

and that period shall be treated as expiring on the date on which he could have been discharged if he had not forfeited remission of any part of the sentence after his removal pursuant to the direction.

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