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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

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20(1)In this Part of this Act “mental health treatment requirement”, in relation to a youth rehabilitation order, means a requirement that the offender must submit, during a period or periods specified in the order, to treatment by or under the direction of a registered medical practitioner or a [F1registered psychologist] (or both, for different periods) with a view to the improvement of the offender's mental condition.E+W

(2)The treatment required during a period specified under sub-paragraph (1) must be such one of the following kinds of treatment as may be specified in the youth rehabilitation order—

(a)treatment as a resident patient in [F2a] care home within the meaning of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c. 14)[F3, an independent hospital] or a hospital within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20), but not in hospital premises where high security psychiatric services within the meaning of that Act are provided;

(b)treatment as a non-resident patient at such institution or place as may be specified in the order;

(c)treatment by or under the direction of such registered medical practitioner or [F4registered psychologist] (or both) as may be so specified;

but the order must not otherwise specify the nature of the treatment.

(3)A court may not include a mental health treatment requirement in a youth rehabilitation order unless—

(a)the court is satisfiedF5... that the mental condition of the offender—

(i)is such as requires and may be susceptible to treatment, but

(ii)is not such as to warrant the making of a hospital order or guardianship order within the meaning of [F6the Mental Health Act 1983],

(b)the court is also satisfied that arrangements have been or can be made for the treatment intended to be specified in the order (including, where the offender is to be required to submit to treatment as a resident patient, arrangements for the reception of the offender), and

(c)the offender has expressed willingness to comply with the requirement.

(4)While the offender is under treatment as a resident patient in pursuance of a mental health treatment requirement of a youth rehabilitation order, the responsible officer is to carry out the supervision of the offender to such extent only as may be necessary for the purpose of the revocation or amendment of the order.

[F7(4A)In sub-paragraph (2) “independent hospital”—

(a)in relation to England, means a hospital as defined by section 275 of the National Health Service Act 2006 that is not a health service hospital as defined by that section; and

(b)in relation to Wales, has the same meaning as in the Care Standards Act 2000.]

F8(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F9(6)In this paragraph and paragraph 21, “registered psychologist” means a person for the time being registered in the part of the register maintained under the Health Professions Order 2001 which relates to practitioner psychologists.]

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I1Sch. 1 para. 20 in force at 30.11.2009 by S.I. 2009/3074, art. 2(m)

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