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Section 117


How long does it last?

Until such a time that the local Care Trust or Health Authority and the local Social Services Authority are in agreement that the person no longer requires the services. There is no obligation for the Patient to take up the after care services offered unless the services are provided under supervision.

What is the reason?

This section for the provision of aftercare to people who have been detained in hospital:

• For treatment under section 3
• Under a hospital order pursuant to section 37 (with or without a restriction order)
• Following transfer from prison under section 47 or 48.

Who is responsible for providing the Services under Section 117?

The Patient’s Primary Care Trust and local Social Care Authority are responsible for providing the appropriate services.





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