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Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1995

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15(1)Section 117 of that Act (after-care services) shall be amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) below.

(2)In subsection (1) (persons to whom section 117 applies), after the words “detained and” there shall be inserted “(whether or not immediately after so ceasing)”.

(3)In subsection (2) (duty of authorities to provide after-care services), at the end there shall be inserted the words “; but they shall not be so satisfied in the case of a patient who is subject to after-care under supervision at any time while he remains so subject.”

(4)After that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(2A)It shall be the duty of the Health Authority to secure that at all times while a patient is subject to after-care under supervision—

(a)a person who is a registered medical practitioner approved for the purposes of section 12 above by the Secretary of State as having special experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorder is in charge of the medical treatment provided for the patient as part of the after-care services provided for him under this section; and

(b)a person professionally concerned with any of the after-care services so provided is supervising him with a view to securing that he receives the after-care services so provided.

(2B)Section 32 above shall apply for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of Part II of this Act.

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