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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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47Review of treatment

(1)Where a patient is given treatment in accordance with section 43(2) or 44(3) (b) above a report on the treatment and the patient's condition shall be given by the responsible medical officer to the Secretary of State—

(a)on the next occasion on which the responsible medical officer furnishes a report in respect of the patient under section 43(3) of the principal Act (renewal of authority for detention); and

(b)at any other time if so required by the Secretary of State.

(2)In relation to a patient who is subject to a restriction order or restriction direction subsection (1) above shall have effect as if paragraph (a) required the report to be made—

(a)in the case of treatment in the period of six months beginning with the date of the order or direction, at the end of that period ;

(b)in the case of treatment at any subsequent time, on the next occasion on which the responsible medical officer makes a report in respect of the patient under section 28(3) above.

(3)The Secretary of State may at any time give a notice to the responsible medical officer directing that, subject to section 48 below, a certificate given in respect of a patient under section 43(2) or 44(3)(b) above shall not apply to treatment given to him after a date specified in the notice and sections 43 and 44 above shall then apply to any such treatment as if that certificate had not been given.

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