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

Section 157: application for extension and variation of compulsion order: notification

297.Section 157 places a duty on the responsible medical officer, where the officer intends to apply to the Tribunal for the extension and variation of a compulsion order, to notify the persons listed in that section before making the application.

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