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Criminal Procedure (Insanity and Unfitness to Plead) Act 1991

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1(1)An admission order, that is to say, an order for admission to hospital made—

(a)by the Crown Court under section 5 of the 1964 Act; or

(b)by the Court of Appeal under section 6, 14 or 14A of the 1968 Act,

shall be sufficient authority for any person acting under the authority of the Secretary of State to take the person to whom the order relates and convey him at any time within the relevant period to the hospital specified by the Secretary of State.

(2)The court by which any such order is made may give such directions as it thinks fit for the conveyance of a person to whom the order relates to a place of safety and his detention there pending his admission to the hospital within the relevant period.

(3)Where a person is admitted within the relevant period to the hospital specified by the Secretary of State, the admission order shall be sufficient authority for the managers to detain him in accordance with the provisions of the 1983 Act referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 below, as those provisions apply by virtue of those paragraphs.

(4)The relevant period for the purposes of this paragraph is—

(a)in relation to an admission order made otherwise than under section 14A of the 1968 Act, the period of two months;

(b)in relation to an admission order excepted by paragraph (a) above, the period of seven days,

beginning (in either case) with the date on which the order in question was made.

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