Hospital direction patients can no longer apply to Tribunal during first six months
This is done by removing the reference to s45B(2) from s69(2)(b). The former states that hospital directions are treated as transfer directions; the latter give certain restricted patients the right to apply during the first six months.
Under sch 10 para 9(b) this change not not affect patients sentenced before 3/11/08.
Extract from Explanatory Notes
|Date in force||Commencement order||MHA 2007 section||MHA 1983 sections affected|
|3/11/08||Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No.7 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008||paragraph 20(b) of Schedule 3||s69|