Section 65. Cessation of sanctions

Psychiatric care pursuant to section 62 and care pursuant to section 63 may be maintained only as long as the condition in section 62 regarding the risk of repetition is met.
The convicted person, his/her next-of-kin and the experts at the institution responsible for the treatment of the convicted person may apply for cessation of the sanction. Who qualifies as next-of-kin of the convicted person is determined pursuant to section 1-3, first paragraph, b), of the Patient and User Rights Act. The prosecuting authority brings the case before the district court, which makes a decision by judgment. The hearing of the case shall be expedited.
Cessation of the sanction may not be applied for until one year after the judgment ordering committal or a judgment refusing cessation becomes final. In the case of a special sanction imposed on the basis of an offence as specified in section 62 second paragraph, cessation may not be applied for until six months after the judgment ordering committal or a judgment refusing cessation becomes final.
The prosecuting authority may decide to effect cessation of the sanction at any time. No later than three years after the last legally enforceable judgment, the prosecuting authority shall either decide to effect cessation of the sanction or bring the case before the district court, which decides by judgment whether the sanction is to be maintained. A special sanction imposed on the basis of an offence as specified in section 62, second paragraph, shall cease no later than three years after the judgment ordering committal.
If a person subject to a special sanction is expelled from or leaves the realm, the special sanction ceases temporarily. If the person in question returns to the realm, the prosecuting authority shall decide whether the sanction is to be maintained or to cease. If the prosecuting authority decides to maintain it and more than three years have passed since the last legally enforceable judgment, the prosecuting authority shall bring the case before the district court, see the fourth paragraph.