69 Applications to tribunals concerning patients subject to hospital and guardianship orders.E+W
[F2(a)in respect of a patient liable to be detained in pursuance of a hospital order or a community patient who was so liable immediately before he became a community patient, by the nearest relative of the patient in any period in which an application may be made by the patient under any such provision as so applied;]
F2(b)in respect of a patient placed under guardianship by a guardianship order—
(i)by the patient, within the period of six months beginning with the date of the order;
(ii)by the nearest relative of the patient, within the period of 12 months beginning with the date of the order and in any subsequent period of 12 months.
(2)Where a person detained in a hospital—
(b)is subject to a direction having the same effect as a hospital order by virtue of sectionF5... 47(3) or 48(3) above,
then, without prejudice to any provision of Part II of this Act as applied by section 40 above, that person may make an application to [F6the appropriate tribunal]F6 in the period of six months beginning with the date of the order or direction mentioned in paragraph (a) above or, as the case may be, the date of the direction mentioned in paragraph (b) above.
[F7(3)The provisions of section 66 above as applied by section 40(4) above are subject to subsection (4) below.
(4)If the initial detention period has not elapsed when the relevant application period begins, the right of a hospital order patient to make an application by virtue of paragraph (ca) or (cb) of section 66(1) above shall be exercisable only during whatever remains of the relevant application period after the initial detention period has elapsed.
(5)In subsection (4) above—
(a)“hospital order patient” means a patient who is subject to a hospital order, excluding a patient of a kind mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (2) above;
(b)“the initial detention period”, in relation to a hospital order patient, means the period of six months beginning with the date of the hospital order; and
(c)“the relevant application period” means the relevant period mentioned in paragraph (ca) or (cb), as the case may be, of section 66(2) above.F7]
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