799. Duration of community treatment order.

799.     Duration of community treatment order.

A community treatment order1 remains in force until it expires2, the patient is discharged3, the application for admission for treatment in respect of the patient otherwise ceases to have effect4 or the order is revoked5.

A community treatment order ceases to be in force on expiry of the period of six months beginning with the day on which it was made ('the community treatment period')6. The community treatment period may, unless the order has previously ceased to be in force, be extended from its expiration for a period of six months, and