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Section 37

  

How long does it last?

6 months can be increased to another 6 months and then a year at a time.

What is the reason?

The Crown Court and Magistrates Court can order hospital admission in respect of any person who has been convicted of an offence that would normally be a prison sentence.

Medical say so:

Same as Section 2 except that both certificates by the medical practitioners must contain one diagnosis/symptom in common.

Discharge procedure:

Mainly the same as in Section 2. Patient can apply to a tribunal once during the first 6 months of admission, once during the second six months and once again during each subsequent year if no application made after six months, the care will automatically be referred to a tribunal. Section 3 can also be used to detain a person who is deemed unable to care for himself, obtain the care he needs or to prevent exploitation. The nearest relative cannot request discharge from the hospital.

 

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