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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Section 74: Drug rehabilitation requirement

408.Section 74 amends section 209 of the 1991 Act, which makes provision in relation to drug rehabilitation requirements.

409.It removes the requirement that the treatment and testing period of a drug rehabilitation requirement must be at least six months. The effect of this is that there will be no minimum treatment and testing period. The change provides the court with greater discretion in determining the appropriate length of the requirement.

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