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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 THE 2003 ACT

    1. Procedure for compulsory treatment

      1. 1.Measures until application determined

      2. 2.Information where order extended

      3. 3.Transfer to another hospital

    2. Emergency, short-term and temporary steps

      1. 4.Emergency detention in hospital

      2. 5.Short-term detention in hospital

      3. 6.Meaning of temporary compulsion

    3. Suspension of orders and measures

      1. 7.Suspension of orders on emergency detention

      2. 8.Suspension of orders on short-term detention

      3. 9.Suspension of detention for certain purposes

      4. 10.Maximum suspension of particular measures

    4. Specification of hospital units

      1. 11.Specification for detention measures

      2. 12.Transfer of prisoner to hospital unit

      3. 13.Transfer from specified unit

    5. Orders regarding level of security

      1. 14.Requirement for medical report

      2. 15.Process for enforcement of orders

      3. 16.Orders relating to non-state hospitals

      4. 17.Section 16: exercise of powers before commencement

      5. 18.Meaning of hospital in sections 264 to 273 of the 2003 Act

    6. Removal and detention of patients

      1. 19.Notifying decisions on removal orders

      2. 20.Detention pending medical examination

    7. Periodical referral of cases

      1. 21.Periodical referral of cases

    8. Representation by named persons

      1. 22.Named person not to be automatic

      2. 23.Consent to being named person

      3. 24.Appointment of named person

      4. 25.Ability to act if no named person

    9. Advance statements and patients' rights

      1. 26.Advance statements to be registered

      2. 27.Information about advocacy services

      3. 28.Communication at medical examination etc.

      4. 29.Conflicts of interest to be avoided

      5. 30.Safeguarding the patient's interest

    10. Services and accommodation for mothers

      1. 31.Services and accommodation for mothers

    11. Cross-border transfers and absconding patients

      1. 32.Cross-border transfer of patients

      2. 33.Dealing with absconding patients

    12. Arrangements for treatment of prisoners

      1. 34.Agreement to transfer of prisoners

      2. 35.Compulsory treatment of prisoners

    13. Provision of information by the Commission

      1. 36.Provision of information by the Commission

    14. Review of deaths of patients in hospital for treatment

      1. 37.Review of deaths of patients in hospital for treatment


    1. Making and effect of disposals

      1. 38.Making certain orders in remand cases

      2. 39.Detention under compulsion orders

      3. 40.Periods for assessment orders

      4. 41.Periods for treatment orders

      5. 42.Periods for short-term compulsion

      6. 43.Periods for compulsion orders

      7. 44.Periods for hospital directions

    2. Variation of certain orders

      1. 45.Variation of interim compulsion orders

      2. 46.Transfer of patient to suitable hospital

    3. Specification of hospital units

      1. 47.Specification of unit

      2. 48.Transfer from specified unit

      3. 49.Consequential repeals

    4. Miscellaneous amendments

      1. 50.Information on extension of compulsion order

      2. 51.Notification of changes to compulsion order

      3. 52.Effect of revocation of restriction order

      4. 53.Clarification of meaning of compulsion order


    1. Information and representations

      1. 54.Right to information: offender imprisoned

      2. 55.Right to information: compulsion order

      3. 56.Right to make representations

    2. Additional provisions

      1. 57.Information sharing

      2. 58.Associated definitions

      3. 59.Power to make modifications

      4. 60.Amendments to the 2003 Act


    1. 61.Commencement

    2. 62.Short title

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