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Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Scottish Parliament Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Scotland 25 April 2003 Legislation/regulation

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This is the main mental health law of Scotland, alongside the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000- the main mental capacity legislation.

It covers topics on the following relating to mental health:

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland;
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland;
Health Board and local authority functions;
Emergency detention;
Short-term detention;
Compulsory treatment orders;
Mentally disordered persons: criminal proceedings;
Compulsion orders;
Compulsion orders and restriction orders;
Hospital directions and transfer for treatment directions;
Assessment of needs;
Medical treatment;
Patient representation etc.


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