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[The chapter/paragraph numbers here refer to the 2008 versions of the Code of Practice and Reference Guide.]
Effect of community treatment order
[17D.—(1) The application for admission for treatment in respect of a patient shall not cease to have effect by virtue of his becoming a community patient.
(2) But while he remains a community patient—
(3) And section 20 below shall not apply to him while he remains a community patient.
(4) Accordingly, authority for his detention shall not expire during any period in which that authority is suspended by virtue of subsection (2)(a) above.]