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MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1990 - SECT 135

Duration of community treatment orders

135 Duration of community treatment orders

(1) A community treatment order expires:
(a) on a date stated in the order that is not later than 6 months after the date of the order, or
(b) if an expiry date is not stated in the order--6 months after the date of the order, or
(c) if the affected person is detained in a hospital under this Act (except this Part) or becomes a forensic patient.
(2) In determining the duration of a community treatment order, the Tribunal or Magistrate must take into account the estimated time required:
(a) to stabilise the condition of the affected person, and
(b) to establish, or re-establish, a therapeutic relationship between the person and the person's psychiatric case manager.
(3) This section does not:
(a) limit the number of applications for a community treatment order that may be made in respect of the same person, or
(b) prevent the making of an order on any of those applications,
if, at the hearing of such an application, there is presented a report under section 136 as to the efficacy of the last preceding community treatment order.



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