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

Section 174: effect of interim orders: calculation of time periods in Chapter

322.The section provides that, if the Tribunal has extended, or extended and varied, an order under section 168, the period of time for which that order was extended will not be taken into account in the calculation of the day on which the order ceases, will cease or would have ceased.

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