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Armed Forces Act 2006

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Order for person’s detention in overseas service hospital

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2(1)This paragraph has effect in relation to—

(a)a person subject to service law, or

(b)a civilian subject to service discipline,

outside the British Islands.

(2)Sub-paragraph (3) applies if it appears to the person’s commanding officer that all the relevant conditions are met in the case of the person and—

(a)two registered medical practitioners make recommendations that an order under that sub-paragraph should be made in relation to the person; or

(b)the case is urgent and one registered medical practitioner makes a recommendation that such an order should be made in relation to the person.

(3)The commanding officer may make an order—

(a)in a case where, at the time the order is made, the person has been admitted to an overseas service hospital and has not been discharged—

(i)for the person’s detention in that service hospital for assessment or treatment; or

(ii)for the person’s admission to and detention in another overseas service hospital specified in the order for assessment or treatment;

(b)otherwise, for the person’s admission to and detention in an overseas service hospital specified in the order for assessment or treatment.

(4)Sub-paragraph (5) applies if—

(a)the person’s commanding officer makes an order under sub-paragraph (3) for the person’s detention in (or admission to and detention in) a service hospital on the recommendation of one registered medical practitioner; and

(b)while the order is in force, there is produced to him a recommendation of another registered medical practitioner that an order under sub-paragraph (5) should be made in relation to the person.

(5)The commanding officer may make an order—

(a)for the person’s further detention in that service hospital for assessment or treatment; or

(b)for the person’s admission to and detention in another overseas service hospital specified in the order for assessment or treatment.

(6)See paragraph 4 for requirements as to recommendations under this paragraph.

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