This legislation has been repealed.
A person who has been detained in a hospital, prison or other place following a special hearing under section 19 of the Mental Health (Criminal Procedure) Act 1990 ceases to be a forensic patient:
(a) on the expiry of the limiting term (where that term is less than life) imposed in respect of the person, or
(b) on unconditional release by order of the prescribed authority following a recommendation of the Tribunal, or
(c) if the person has been released by order of the prescribed authority subject to conditions--on the expiry of any time specified in the conditions as being a time during which those conditions, or any of them, are to be complied with, or
(d) on the person being classified as a continued treatment patient,whichever first occurs.