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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 170: Service supervision orders

344.This section defines service supervision orders, and sets out the conditions that must be satisfied for them to be made. It also empowers the Secretary of State to make further provisions in regulations in respect of them.

345.Subsection (1) provides that a “service supervision order” means an order whereby the person in respect of whom it is made is subject to the supervision of a specified person (the “supervising officer”) for a specified period. Under subsection (2) that period must not exceed the maximum period of a civilian supervision order set out in the 1964 Act (currently two years).

346.Subsection (3) specifies the criteria that the court must be satisfied are met before making a service supervision order.

347.Subsection (4) provides that a service supervision order may require, in accordance with the regulations made pursuant to subsection (5), a supervised person to submit to medical treatment.

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