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Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

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[F153BReview and extension of interim compulsion orderS

(1)The responsible medical officer shall, before the expiry of the period specified by the court under section 53(8)(b) of this Act, submit a report in writing to the court—

(a)as to the matters mentioned in subsection (2) below; and

(b)as to any matters specified by the court under section 53(2) of this Act.

(2)The matters are—

(a)whether the conditions mentioned in section 53(5) of this Act are met in respect of the offender;

(b)the type (or types) of mental disorder that the offender has; and

(c)whether it is necessary to extend the interim compulsion order to allow further time for the assessment mentioned in section 53(3)(b) of this Act.

(3)The responsible medical officer shall, at the same time as such officer submits the report to the court, send a copy of such report to—

(a)the offender; and

(b)any solicitor acting for the offender.

(4)The court may, on receiving the report submitted under subsection (1) above,

[F2(a) if satisfied that the extension of the order is necessary, extend the order for such period [F3not exceeding the relevant period given by subsection (4A) below] as the court may specify][F4, and

(b)if it seems appropriate to do so, direct that the offender be admitted to the hospital specified in the direction.]

[F5(4A)For the purpose of subsection (4) above, the relevant period is the period—

(a)beginning with the day on which the order would cease to have effect if it were not extended,

(b)expiring at the end of the 12 weeks following that day.]

(5)The court may extend an interim compulsion order under subsection (4) above for a period only if, by doing so, the total period for which the offender will be subject to the order does not exceed [F6the period—

(a)beginning with the day on which the order was first made,

(b)expiring at the end of the 12 months following that day.]

(6)The court may, under subsection (4) above, extend an interim compulsion order [F7or make a direction specifying a hospital] in the absence of the offender only if—

(a)the offender is represented by counsel or a solicitor;

(b)that counsel or solicitor is given an opportunity of being heard; and

(c)the court is satisfied that it is—

(i)impracticable; or

(ii)inappropriate,

for the offender to be brought before it.

(7)Subsections (1) to (9) of this section shall apply for the purposes of an interim compulsion order extended under subsection (4) above as they apply for the purposes of an interim compulsion order, references in those subsections to the period specified by the court under section 53(8)(b) of this Act being construed as references to the period specified by the court under subsection (4) above.

[F8(7A)Where a direction is made under subsection (4) above, the interim compulsion order has effect as if the hospital specified in the direction were the hospital specified in the order.]

(8)Where a report is submitted under subsection (1) above, the court may, before the expiry of the period specified by the court under section 53(8)(b) of this Act—

(a)revoke the interim compulsion order and make one of the disposals mentioned in section 53(6) of this Act; or

(b)revoke the interim compulsion order and deal with the offender in any way (other than by making an interim compulsion order) in which the court could have dealt with the offender if no such order had been made.

(9)In this section—

  • court” means the court which made the interim compulsion order; and

  • responsible medical officer” means the responsible medical officer appointed in respect of the offender under section 230 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 13).]

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F1Ss. 53-53D and cross-heading substituted (5.10.2005) for s. 53 and cross-heading by Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 13), ss. 131, 333(1)-(4); S.S.I. 2005/161, art. 3 (with savings for s. 53 by virtue of S.S.I. 2005/452, art. 33(14))

F2Words in s. 53B(4) renumbered as s. 53B(4)(a) (30.9.2017) by Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 9), ss. 45(2)(a)(i), 61(2); S.S.I. 2017/197, art. 2, sch.

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