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19(1)In this Code “drug rehabilitation requirement”, in relation to a relevant order, means a requirement that during a period specified in the order (“the treatment and testing period”) the offender—E+W

(a)must submit to drug rehabilitation treatment, which may be resident treatment or non-resident treatment, and

(b)for the purpose of ascertaining whether there is any drug in the offender's body during that period, must provide samples in accordance with directions given by—

(i)the responsible officer, or

(ii)the treatment director.

(2)In this paragraph—

  • drug rehabilitation treatment”, in relation to an offender, means treatment which is—

    (a)

    by or under the direction of a person who has the necessary qualifications or experience, and

    (b)

    with a view to the reduction or elimination of the offender's dependency on or propensity to misuse drugs;

  • resident treatment” means treatment as a resident in an institution or place;

  • non-resident treatment” means treatment as a non-resident at an institution or place;

  • the treatment director” means the person by or under whose direction the treatment is to be provided.

(3)Sub-paragraphs (4) to (7) apply to a relevant order which imposes a drug rehabilitation requirement.

(4)The order may specify separate periods which together comprise the drug treatment and testing period.

(5)The order must specify, for each treatment period—

(a)the treatment director;

(b)if the treatment is to be resident treatment, the institution or place where it is to be provided;

(c)if it is to be non-resident treatment—

(i)the institution or place where it is to be provided, and

(ii)the intervals at which it is to be provided;

but must not otherwise specify the nature of the treatment.

(6)In sub-paragraph (5), “treatment period” means—

(a)if the order specifies separate periods under sub-paragraph (4), any of those periods;

(b)otherwise, the drug treatment and testing period.

(7)The order—

(a)must provide that if, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(b), the offender provides samples to a person other than the responsible officer, the results of tests carried out on the samples are to be communicated to the responsible officer;

(b)may make further provision about the provision of samples by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(b) (which may include provision that directions, or directions of particular kinds, are to be given only by the responsible officer or only by the treatment director).

(8)The power for the responsible officer or treatment director to give directions by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(b) about the provision of samples—

(a)is a power to give directions as to—

(i)the type of samples to be provided, and

(ii)the times at which, or circumstances in which, they are to be provided,

(b)is subject to any provision made by the order, and

(c)is to be exercised in accordance with guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

(9)The Secretary of State may revise any guidance issued under sub-paragraph (8)(c).

(10)In this paragraph and paragraph 20 “drug” means a controlled drug as defined by section 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 9 paras. 1-20 modified by 2006 c. 52, s. 200(1)(c)(iv) (as substituted (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 25 para. 19 (with s. 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2)

C2Sch. 9 para. 19(1) modified by 2006 c. 52, Sch. 6 para. 5(1) (as amended (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 25 para. 11(7)(a)(b) (with s. 416(7), Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2)

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 9 para. 19 in force at 1.12.2020 by S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

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