Reporting requirements for offences committed by forensic patients
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- Walberg, A., Reitsma, J., Jongebreur, W.
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If a forensic patient (a patient detained under a hospital order, 'tbs-gestelde' in Dutch) commits an offence that qualifies for remand in custody1, the head of the institution must report this to the police within 24 hours. This is laid down in Section 53, paragraph 2 and Section 57, paragraph 4 of the Hospital Orders (Care) Regulations, which were amended to that effect on 26 June 2008. Moreover, an ‘exceptional incident’ report must be made to the Forensic Care Department of the Custodial Institutions Agency.
The aim of the current study is to ascertain whether the rules concerning the cancellation by law of the authorisation for leave and trial leave (Hospital Orders (Care) Regulations, Sections 53 and 57) are currently being carried out as intended.
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