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

Section 146: first review: responsible medical officer’s duty where extension proposed

286.Section 146 provides that if, following the first review of the compulsion order and after having taken into consideration the views expressed by the persons mentioned in section 139(3), the responsible medical officer considers that the compulsion order should continue to apply without varying the measures authorised by it, the responsible medical officer has a duty to notify the patient’s mental health officer that the responsible medical officer is proposing to make an application to the Tribunal for the order to be extended for a further 6 months.

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