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Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

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37[F1Representations where restriction order made]E+W
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(1)This section applies [F2if, in a case where section 36 applies, the hospital order in respect of the patient was made with a restriction order].

(2)If—

(a)a person makes representations about a matter specified in section 36(5) to the local probation board [F3or provider of probation services] mentioned in section 36(4) or the [F4relevant probation body], and

(b)it appears to the [F4relevant probation body] that the person is the victim of the offence or acts for the victim of the offence,

the [F4relevant probation body] must forward the representations to the persons responsible for determining the matter.

(3)The duty in subsection (2) applies only while the restriction order made in respect of the patient is in force.

(4)The Secretary of State must inform the [F5relevant probation body] if he is considering—

(a)whether to give a direction in respect of the patient under section 42(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20) (directions lifting restrictions),

(b)whether to discharge the patient under section 42(2) of that Act, either absolutely or subject to conditions, or

(c)if the patient has been discharged subject to conditions, whether to vary the conditions.

(5)[F6The First-tier Tribunal or the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales] must inform the [F7relevant probation body] if—

(a)an application is made to the tribunal by the patient under section 69, 70 or 75 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (applications concerning restricted patients), or

(b)the Secretary of State refers the patient’s case to the tribunal under section 71 of that Act (references concerning restricted patients).

(6)Subsection (7) applies if—

(a)the [F8relevant probation body] receives information under subsection (4) or (5), and

(b)a person who appears to the [F8relevant probation body] to be the victim of the offence or to act for the victim of the offence—

(i)when his wishes were ascertained under section 36(4), expressed a wish to make representations about a matter specified in section 36(5), or

(ii)has made representations about such a matter to the [F8relevant probation body] or the local probation board [F9or provider of probation services] mentioned in section 36(4).

(7)The [F10relevant probation body] must provide the information to the person.

[F11(8)In this section, “the relevant probation body” is—

(a)in a case where the patient is to be discharged subject to a condition that he reside in a particular area, which is or is part of the area of a local probation board, that local probation board;

(b)in a case where the patient is to be discharged subject to a condition that he reside in a particular area other than one mentioned in paragraph (a), the provider of probation services operating in that area that is identified as the relevant probation body by arrangements under section 3 of the Offender Management Act 2007;

(c)in any other case—

(i)if the hospital in which the patient is detained is situated in the area of a local probation board, that area; and

(ii)if that hospital is not so situated, the provider of probation services operating in the local justice area in which the hospital in which the patient is detained is situated that is identified as the relevant probation body by arrangements under section 3 of the Offender Management Act 2007.]

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