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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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28Restriction orders and restriction directions

(1)In section 65(1) of the principal Act (power to make an order restricting an offender's discharge if necessary for the protection of the public) after the words " the protection of the public " there shall be inserted the words

from Serious harmand the same amendment shall be made in section 66(1) of that Act (power to revoke order if no longer required for that purpose).

(2)An order under section 65 of the principal Act shall be known as " a restriction order" instead of as " an order restricting discharge "; and a direction under section 74 of that Act (which has the same effect as such an order) shall be known as " a restriction direction " instead of as " a direction restricting discharge ".

(3)While a person is subject to a restriction order or a restriction direction the responsible medical officer shall at such intervals (not exceeding one year) as the Secretary of State may direct examine and report to the Secretary of State on that person; and every report shall contain such particulars as the Secretary of State may require.

(4)Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect for enabling persons who are subject to restriction orders or restriction directions to be discharged by Mental Health Review Tribunals ; and section 66(6) to (8) of the principal Act (under which such a tribunal has only advisory powers in respect of such persons) shall cease to have effect.

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