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12Before section 85A (the title to which becomes “Responsibility for conditionally discharged patients transferred from Channel Islands or Isle of Man”) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

85ZAResponsibility for community patients transferred from Channel Islands or Isle of Man

(1)This section shall have effect if there are in force in any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man enactments (“relevant enactments”) corresponding or similar to those relating to community patients in this Act.

(2)If responsibility for a patient is transferred to England and Wales under a provision corresponding to section 83ZA(3) above, he shall be treated as if on the date of his arrival at the place where he is to reside in England or Wales—

(a)he had been admitted to the hospital in pursuance of an application made, or an order or direction made or given, on that date under the enactment in force in England and Wales which most closely corresponds to the relevant enactments; and

(b)a community treatment order had then been made discharging him from the hospital.

(3)“The responsible hospital”, in his case, means the hospital to which he is treated as having been admitted by virtue of subsection (2) above, subject to section 19A above.

(4)As soon as practicable after the patient's arrival at the place where he is to reside in England or Wales, the responsible clinician shall specify the conditions to which he is to be subject for the purposes of section 17B(1) above, and the conditions shall be deemed to be specified in the community treatment order.

(5)But the responsible clinician may only specify conditions under subsection (4) above which an approved mental health professional agrees should be specified.

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I1Sch. 5 para. 12 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 56(1); Sch. 5 para. 12 in force at 3.11.2008 by S.I. 2008/1900, arts. 1(1), 2(n) (with art. 3, Sch.)

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